What does rub off mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rub off.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off(verb)

    wear away


  1. rub off(Verb)

    To cause to come off by rubbing

  2. rub off(Verb)

    To clean by rubbing.

  3. rub off(Verb)

    to be transferred with little or no effort


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rub off in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rub off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rosie Binge:

    I think religion is a big factor in Neil's life, when you grow up with someone so devout, it has to rub off on you.

  2. Perry Brass:

    Ageism is the racism of the gay world. We really believe that age—and all of our fears that it carries—will “rub off” on us, the way that racists once believed blackness would.

  3. Claire Carmalt:

    The biggest challenge for self-cleaning surfaces is finding a way to make them tough enough to withstand everyday damage, the surfaces tend to be mechanically weak and so rub off easily. But by pairing our paint with different adhesives, we've shown it is possible to make a robust self-cleaning surface.

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