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backrub

[ bak-ruhb ]
/ ˈbækˌrʌb /
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noun

therapeutic manipulation of the muscles of the back; massage of the back.
a liniment or anodyne ointment for relieving muscular soreness: a tube of greaseless backrub.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of backrub

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Example sentences from the Web for backrub

  • It was the briefest backrub yet and then he slid under the covers with her.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow
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