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Main Entry: 1rub
Pronunciation: primarystressrschwab
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): rubbed; rub·bing
1 a : to move along the surface of a body with pressure b : to wear away or chafe with friction
2 : to scour, polish, erase, spread, or smear by pressure and friction
- rub elbows or rub shoulders : to associate in a friendly way : MINGLE
- rub the wrong way : to cause to be angry : IRRITATE

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