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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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This would be under a picture of crossed rubbing hands and a pot of grease.
Pepe suggests using warm water and soap, and rubbing hands together for 30 seconds, especially after using the restroom or working in the kitchen.
Though watching from the terraces, the county's PRO Fintan Mussen vdescribed it as "a very poor outing" while championship opponents Antrim were rubbing hands.
Start with proper hand washing (which means rubbing hands vigorously with soap under hot running water for 20 seconds, followed by a thorough rinse) - before, during and after handling and preparing food, noted Nora Puillon, owner of two Washington, D.