“It feels good, especially when you rub up against each other,” adds Trisha.
Will it ever occur to people that so many who rub up against Facebook later notice that their watch and wallet are missing?
It's very good to rub up a little military stuff occasionally, but it is bad taste to be always talking shop.
W'udn't wonder but what we'd rub up ag'in' him 'fo' we leave.
Snowball got up, and began to walk about uneasily and to rub up against us, as if she wanted to be noticed also.
The chief said, You dont want to rub up against the law, my boy.
"I do hear certainly," said the Prophet, beginning to feel that he really must rub up his classics.
If you had fruit and wine I should rub up my French or Spanish.
rub up some ochre or any other coloring substance with a little linseed oil, enough to give it the right, color and thickness.
Mr. P. bowed, and mentally resolved to rub up his stock of polytechnology for the occasion.
early 14c., transitive and intransitive, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to East Frisian rubben "to scratch, rub," and Low German rubbeling "rough, uneven," or similar words in Scandinavian (cf. Danish rubbe "to rub, scrub," Norwegian rubba), of uncertain origin. Related: Rubbed; rubbing.
To rub (someone) the wrong way is from 1853; probably the notion is of cats' fur. To rub noses in greeting as a sign of friendship (attested from 1822) formerly was common among Eskimos, Maoris, and some other Pacific Islanders. Rub out "obliterate" is from 1560s; underworld slang sense of "kill" is recorded from 1848, American English. Rub off "remove by rubbing" is from 1590s; meaning "have an influence" is recorded from 1959.
"act of rubbing," 1610s, from rub (v.); earlier "obstacle, inequality on ground" (1580s, common in 17c.) which is the figure in Hamlet's there's the rub (1602).
The application of friction and pressure.
Such a procedure applied to the body.