What is the opposite of rub?

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Noun
Opposite of the central problem or difficulty in a situation
Noun
Opposite of an act of rubbing something
Noun
Opposite of rasp or rub
Noun
Opposite of a fragrant cream or liquid used to heal or soothe the skin
Noun
Opposite of something that causes irritation or frustration
Noun
Opposite of a thick liquid or semi-solid cosmetic or medical preparation applied to the skin
Verb
Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
Verb
Opposite of clean, polish thoroughly
Verb
Opposite of to smooth by rubbing or applying friction
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Opposite of clean with force
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Opposite of knead body parts
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Opposite of to smooth by rubbing or applying friction
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Opposite of to rub a (typically oily or sticky) substance over
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Opposite of damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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Opposite of to cause to become sharp or sharper
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Opposite of to come into general physical contact with
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Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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To apply as a coating
“I like to spread a good amount of butter on my raisin toast each morning.”
Verb
(of writing) Opposite of to erase or strike out
“It's time for you to start expanding your vocabulary and add some fresh, new words to your writing.”
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Opposite of to wipe (something wet) dry, typically with an absorbent material such as a cloth
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Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
“Using spray waxes or polishes on a surface will just dull the shine.”
Verb
Opposite of to move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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Opposite of to touch or stroke lovingly
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