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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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The bickering members of Save Venice, a group of Americans devoted either to restoring the city's architecture and antiquities or rubbing elbows with the rich and royalty at lavish parties.
Attendees spent the morning rubbing elbows with winemakers and barrel tasting unique wines created exclusively for the event, held at the legendary Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.
rubbing elbows with the movers and shakers of our nation.
Savvy professionals will pick up tips just by rubbing elbows with leading direct mailers, internet marketers, printers and others key to direct marketing campaigns.
Ted Kennedy is on stage deriding corporate America, his compatriots are backstage rubbing elbows with and otherwise hobnobbing with big-time execs from corporate America that are working both sides of the aisle.
Sarro was an assistant to a top executive and entertained family and friends with her stories of rubbing elbows with Hollywood's Golden Era elite.
To fly like the royalty you'll be rubbing elbows with, you may upgrade one person to business class on Finnair, Swissair or Austrian Air and receive the second upgrade at no cost - a savings of up to $3,000.
USC coach Henry Bibby doesn't exactly go out of his way rubbing elbows in the college coaching fraternity, so it's a tight circle of colleagues that he considers close friends.
com will also feature 360(0) IPIX photos and digital photos from the event that will make you think you're rubbing elbows with the greats.