Student Thesaurus

2 entries found for rub.
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Entry Word: rub
Function: verb
Text: 1 to damage or diminish by continued friction <the brake pads were rubbed away as a result of years of use> -- see ABRADE 1
2 to make smooth by friction <rubbed the board perfectly smooth with sandpaper> -- see GRIND 1
3 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure <rubbed the silver tea set until it gleamed> -- see POLISH