Meaning of “rub off” in the English Dictionary

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"rub off" in British English

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rub off

phrasal verb with rub uk /rʌb/ us /rʌb/ verb [ I or T ] -bb-

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.

(Definition of “rub off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)