Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rub sth down”

rub sth down

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with rub   /rʌb/ (-bb-) us  
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.
(Definition of rub sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rub sth down?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “rub sth down”

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More