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Idioms about rub

Origin of rub

1300–50; 1860–65 for def. 18b; Middle English rubben (v.); cognate with Frisian rubben,Danish rubbe,Swedish rubba

OTHER WORDS FROM rub

un·rubbed, adjectivewell-rubbed, adjective
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How to use rub in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rub

rub
/ (rʌb) /

verb rubs, rubbing or rubbed
noun

Word Origin for rub

C15: perhaps from Low German rubben, of obscure origin
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rub

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