the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal
friction, detrition, rubbing(noun)
effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
An impression of an embossed or incised surface made by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing with graphite, crayon or other coloring agent.
a. & n. from Rub, v
Noun 1. rubbing - the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another rubbing - the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another friction attrition, detrition, grinding, abrasion - the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice adhesive friction, traction, grip - the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves resistance - any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion 2. rubbing - representation consisting of a copy made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something 3. rubbing - effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure detrition, friction attrition - the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction elbow grease, exertion, effort, travail, sweat - use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
Verb form of the word rub.
She started rubbing the writing off the blackboard after class to ensure the room was tidy for the next teacher.
The numerical value of rubbing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of rubbing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.
If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.
Once the elastic is failed and they’re not staying in place and causing extra rubbing and shifting around, it’s time to throw them out and get some new ones.
Hand washing by rubbing the hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds helps to slough germs off the skin, teach your children to wash their hands as well.
If you’re not normally boastful, then people are going to be much more inclined to say, ‘Wow, he or she just really wants to share,’ rather than think you’re rubbing it in their faces.
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