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rub

verb /rab/ ( past tense, past participle rubbed)
to move against the surface of something else, pressing at the same time
restregar, frotar
He rubbed his eyes The horse rubbed its head against my shoulder The back of the shoe is rubbing against my heel.
rub down phrasal verb to dry (a horse) after exercise by rubbing.
almohazar
rub it in phrasal verb to keep reminding someone of something unpleasant
insistir
There’s no need to rub it in.
rub out phrasal verb to remove (a mark, writing etc) with a rubber; to erase.
borrar
rub shoulders with to meet or mix with (other people).
codearse con
He claims to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at various parties and other functions.
rub up phrasal verb to polish
pulir, sacar brillo
She rubbed up the silver.
rub up the wrong way to annoy or irritate (someone)
sacar de quicio a alguien
She takes pleasure in rubbing him up the wrong way.
Translations of “rub”
in Arabic يُدَلِّك…
in Korean 비비다, 문지르다…
in Malaysian menggosok…
in French frotter…
in Turkish ovmak, ovalamak, ovuşturmak…
in Italian strofinare, sfregare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擦, 摩擦, 搓…
in Russian тереть, натирать, стирать (кожу)…
in Polish pocierać, trzeć, ocierać (o)…
in Vietnamese cọ, rụi…
in Portuguese esfregar…
in Thai นวด…
in German reiben…
in Catalan fregar…
in Japanese ~をこする, (布で)ふく…
in Indonesian menggosok…
in Chinese (Simplified) 擦, 摩擦, 搓…
(Definition of rub from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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