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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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When implemented properly, the bucks will take over the rub tree and daylight sightings will increase, which is exactly what we need.
He quickly scooped up his home-crafted longbow and perforated the buck's lungs with his own classic Bear Razorhead as the buck paused near a large rub.
In some areas, bucks return to the same rub multiple times during the same season and even year after year.
Founded in 2012 and based on recipes harkening back to 1875, Opa Helmut's Rub encourages foodies to explore a modern world of healthy German cooking with gluten- and MSG-free, all-natural traditional spice blends.
The 2011 Great Taste Awards (2011) were quick to acknowledge the rubs, resulting in the Italian, Ras El Hanout and Harissa Rubs receiving the highest quality recognition--a Great Taste Gold Award.
To further contemplate pressures, we hum and buzz as we rub.
The company, which launched a range of spice kits into Asda four years ago, has unveiled seven rubs that can be used in a variety of ways - for instance with olive oil as a marinade, or blended with honey as a glaze.
Rubbed Barbecue Spicy Ribs Ingredients 4kg of small pork ribs on 1kg racks For the rub Des spoon dried onion flakes Des spoon dried garlic flakes Des spoon sea salt Des spoon chilli powder Des spoon cayenne pepper Des spoon black peppercorns Des spoon mustard powder Des spoon celery salt Des spoon soft brown sugar For the glaze 100ml white wine vinegar 30g brown sugar 2 teaspoon chilli flakes 100ml tomato ketchup 2 teaspoons English mustard Good slug of dark rum Method 1.
If you rub the palms of your hands together for several seconds, they will warm up.
They tried hard, the old-timers, to feed McCourt's hope that the spirit of '81 might rub off on '06.
Dr Collett, from Oxford University, told a science festival in Norwich: "When babies get distressed, mothers often rub their tummies to calm them down.
From hinged knee braces to revolutionary moisture-wicking braces and wraps to convenient sports rub products and foam rollers, aches and pains never felt so good.
If hands are not visibly soiled, an alcohol-based hand rub can also be used.
Rub your pointer finger over the oil spot on the paper towel.
Beutlich[R] LP Pharmaceuticals introduces HurriSept[R] Antiseptic Hand Gel, a waterless, alcohol-based hand rub for healthcare personnel.