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English definition of “rub sth down”

rub sth down

phrasal verb with rub     /rʌb/ verb [I or T] (-bb-)
to rub something with a rough cloth , brush , or paper until its surface is smooth , or clean and shiny : Rub the wood down with fine sandpaper till it is smooth . We rubbed the walls down with soap and hot water .Making things more or less smooth or straightPolishing and polishes
(Definition of rub sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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