What does rubbing mean?

Definitions for rubbing
ˈrʌb ɪŋrub·bing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friction, rubbing(noun)

    the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

  2. rubbing(noun)

    representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal

  3. friction, detrition, rubbing(noun)

    effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

Wiktionary

  1. rubbing(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubbing

    of Rub

  2. Rubbing

    a. & n. from Rub, v

Freebase

  1. Rubbing

    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"

How to pronounce rubbing?

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How to say rubbing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubbing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubbing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of rubbing in a Sentence

  1. Neima Arocha:

    There's no( rubbing) alcohol.

  2. Michael Jordan:

    But you have to realize that the reason why I was treating Michael Jordan like that is because I needed Michael Jordan to be tough in the playoffs and were facing the Indianas and Miamis and New Yorks in the Eastern Conference. Michael Jordan needed to be tough and I needed to know that I could count on Michael Jordan. And those are the kind of things where people see me acting the way I acted in practice, theyre not going to understand it. I said to Michael Jordan, Thats great because this is an opportunity. We have 10 hours here to peel back the onion and have you articulate all the things you just articulated to me. EX-NBA CHAMPION RECALLS RUBBING MICHAEL JORDAN FOR GOOD LUCK BEFORE GAME : I THOUGHT IT WAS AWKWARD Jordan said in one of the episodes that winning has a price, according to The Athletic. He said if a certain standard wasnt being met by one of his teammates, he would step in and explain to the person what was going on And leadership has a price, Michael Jordan reportedly says. So I pulled people along when they didnt want to be pulled. I challenged people when they didnt want to be challenged. And I earned that right because my teammates who came after me didnt endure all the things that I endured. Once you joined the team, you lived at a certain standard that I played the game. And I wasnt going to take any less. Now, if that means I had to go in there and get in your ass a little bit, then I did that. You ask all my teammates. The one thing about Michael Jordan was Michael Jordan never asked me to do something that Michael Jordan didnt fking do. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON Michael Jordan said people may perceive Michael Jordan as a tyrant but thats because nobody has had as much sustainable success as Michael Jordan did. Look, I dont have to do this.

  3. Christie Achenbach:

    He said his new way of treating people was going internally and manipulating the pelvic floor in order to help with any problem a female might have, he said he had to go in, but he didn’t tell me that the way he was going to go in was not using lubricant like a doctor would. He just kept rubbing back and forth — that’s when I knew something was going on...Then he put his fingers up inside me.

  4. Jen Luciana:

    The fabric breaks down when it’s constantly rubbing against the dirt an oils from our skin, so to prolong your bra’s life, you really want to make sure you wash it after every wear.

  5. Chase Kimmel:

    We observed a shiny little blue bee grabbing the flower and rubbing its head on the top portion of the flower two or three times before moving on to another flower, in reading about this unique behavior we were pretty shocked to see it.

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