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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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Studio takes on Hell Hole, Heavy Duty etc rub shoulders with six new songs, including a three-part Jazz Odyssey.
Top style mag New York blasted "her insistence on continuing to rub shoulders with her greasy, pasty, substance-bloated boyfriend".
Armstrong will debut his new designs at the Boodles Legends Tennis Classic - which sees more than 1,400 VIP guests rub shoulders with some of the world's greatest tennis legends.
Haye, 23, said: "I rub shoulders with millionaires every morning - it gives me something to aim at."
The likes of Fire And Rain, Something In The Way She Moves and Sweet Baby James still sound fresh as they rub shoulders with more recent work such as Mean Old Man and My Travelling Star.
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.
The young hopefuls can also rub shoulders with chart-topping band Blazin' Squad at the audition.