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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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Self-penned cuts rub shoulders with covers of Dylan's Well Well Well, Paul Simon's One Trick Pony and a rousing Gallows Pole, giving Page and Plant a run for their money.
The winners and their guest will get to rub shoulders with stars past and present at the ECHO's 34th Merseyside Sports Personality of the Year Awards at the Crowne Plaza on February 6.
While her former bandmate Rachel Stevens' career is going from strength-to-strength, 26-year-old Tina is spending her time trying to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
Hoping to win a 2000 gold Mercedes convertible, raise money for College of the Canyons and Special Olympics, and rub shoulders with celebrities, 180 golfers teed up Monday at the Valencia Country Club.
The Robinson house in Ramsay Street is up for sale and the buyer will have to chance to rub shoulders with the stars of Aussie soap Neighbours which is filmed in the street.
The North American IPv6 pioneers are coming together for the first time to the silicon valley, come and rub shoulders with them", Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President, invites the San Jose Internet community.
Oh, you want to get gussied up and rub shoulders with the Duke's family and fans?
We're flying them to London to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the glitzy premiere at The Empire in Leicester Square, London.