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Synonyms for rub



rub off on someone


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

rub something in


rub something or someone down

Synonyms for rub

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


Synonyms for rub

an unforeseen obstacle

the act of rubbing or wiping

cause friction

scrape or rub as if to relieve itching


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There were palpable tendon friction rubs over the flexor and extensor tendons of the fingers of both hands.
9) In our particular case, the presence of sclerodactyly, tendon friction rubs, pulmonary symptoms, the absence of Raynaud phenomenon and the development of hypotension likely from antibiotic allergy should have increased the suspicion of impending renal crisis.