rub sth/sb down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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rub sth/sb down

phrasal verb with rub uk   us   /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.
(Definition of rub sth/sb down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rub sth/sb down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 将…擦干…
in Chinese (Traditional) 將…擦幹…
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