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rub

  • an act of rubbing
  • a difficulty, especially one of central importance in a situation
  • move one's hand or a cloth repeatedly back and forth on the surface of (something) with firm pressure
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Examples

It’s also a good idea to avoid mended socks with thick seams, which can rub and irritate your skin.

She dipped her fingers into the tub, and began to rub something onto Claire’s belly.

Our legs, to the hips, are covered with bites and heat and chafed spots where our wet clothes rub against our skin.

Hannah’s gaze falls to her hands, which rub against each other nervously.

A close shave with a giant razor creates a smooth base for a facial rub followed by a massage to increase circulation.

Avoid using tight fitting diapers that could rub against the skin.

He reached out to rub his hand across the curly hair she kept cropped short.

Remove completely any canes which rub each other by crossing.

Wipe the foliage clean, if necessary, and if you wish, rub a little vegetable oil on the leaves to heighten the gloss.

Sift the flour into a bowl, rub the butter in until it looks like fine bread crumbs and add the oatmeal.

badly fitting shoes can rub painfully

Blisters are usually the result of heat injury, such as sunburn, or from repeated friction, such as shoes that rub .

I tried wiggling my toes and fingers, but I couldn’t feel them rub against each other.

she pulled out a towel and gave her head a quick rub

After your shower/bath get some baby powder or scented lotion and rub it all over your body.

To remove rust marks from old linen, rub in a mixture of lemon juice and salt and leave for 2-3 hours in the sun.

a muscle rub

the ice breaks into small floes that rub against each other

Rucksacks and running shoes rub , turning burns into sores.

Before examining a patient, hospital staff should make sure they have washed their hands or cleaned them with a special alcohol rub or gel.

Do not wear uncomfortable or tight shoes that rub or cut into your feet.

You might also try attaching moleskin to the inside of your shoes where it might rub , such as your heels.

Sift the flour, cinnamon and sugar into a bowl and rub the butter in until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.

He got a brilliant rub with his bowl to Farley’s corner and he was suddenly a bowl of odds clear again.

If babies are teething, rub peppermint oil or aloe vera gel on the gums, or give them a teaspoon of the chamomile/ginger tea brew as needed.

Not to mention that the socks will rub against each other, which might create discomfort and cause blisters.

He knew that he could fake an accidental rub against her skin.

I also keep Bach Rescue Remedy in my first-aid kit, along with a good muscle balm and a chest rub.