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English definition of “rub off”

rub off

informal
verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with rub   /rʌb/ (-bb-) us  
If a quality or characteristic that someone has rubs off, other people begin to have it because they have been with that person and learned it from them: His enthusiasm is starting to rub off on the rest of us.
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