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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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That would be a natural thing that the Four Horsewomen will be somehow rubbing elbows with the Four Horsemen," (http://www.
I had a taste of getting rich and famous, rubbing elbows with the biggest of the big,'' he said.
Hosoi originally developed as a skater in the famous "Dogtown" community of Venice Beach, rubbing elbows with established veterans such as Shogo Kubo, Tony Alva, Jay Adams and filmmaker Stacy Peralta, who later went on to direct the award-winning documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys.
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.
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.