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massage

polish

rub off on someone

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  • influence
  • affect
  • be transferred to
  • be passed on to
  • have an effect on
  • be transmitted to

rub something in

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rub something or someone down

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to remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean

rub out: to take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully

a tricky or unsuspected condition

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an unforeseen obstacle

the act of rubbing or wiping

cause friction

scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

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Leaning her elbows on the parapet, she contemplated the River Arno, whose roar was suggesting some unexpected melody to her ears.
The COMPLEAT FORTUNE-TELLER was an old thick volume, which lay on a table at her elbow, so worn by pocketing that the margins had reached the edge of the type.
Garth, with her sleeves turned above her elbows, deftly handling her pastry--applying her rolling-pin and giving ornamental pinches, while she expounded with grammatical fervor what were the right views about the concord of verbs and pronouns with "nouns of multitude or signifying many," was a sight agreeably amusing.
Come along, then," said the Englishman, frowning, and speaking with his mouth shut, and with swinging elbows, he went on in front with his disjointed gait.
I saw it out of the corner of my eye as I moved on, with him at my elbow.
Come, you let me alone,' said the boy, parrying Quilp's hand with both his elbows alternatively.
She could elbow her way if need be; she had learned to clutch a piece of goods and hold it and stick to it with persistence and determination till her turn came to be served, no matter when it came.
Look at it --a mere hillock, and elbow of sand; all beach, without a background.
She went on growing, and growing, and very soon had to kneel down on the floor: in another minute there was not even room for this, and she tried the effect of lying down with one elbow against the door, and the other arm curled round her head.
I stuck my elbow into the person behind me, and turned my head towards the Thing again.
The man at the youth's elbow was mumbling, as if to himself: "Oh, we 're in for it now
Thus attired, he sat with great dignity in Grandfather's chair; and, being a portly old gentleman, he completely filled it from elbow to elbow.
I once had it in contemplation to spend a month hereabouts, in sleighing time, for the sake of studying the yeomen of New England, who then elbow each other through the Notch by hundreds, on their way to Portland.
While they stared he went on, making the most of the good cheer upon which he had so fortunately alighted; and was soon elbow deep in "pot luck," and greased from the tip of his nose to the back of his ears.
While I was still busy about the decks forward I heard the steward at my elbow saying: "The captain asks whether you mean to come in, sir, and have something to eat to-day.