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English definition of “rub sth/sb down”

rub sth/sb down

phrasal verb with rub     /rʌb/ verb [I or T] (-bb-)
to use a cloth to dry an animal or person: I used a towel to rub the dog down after his bath.Scratching and rubbing
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