What does rubbing mean?

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ˈrʌb ɪŋrub·bing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friction, rubbingnoun

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

  2. rubbingnoun

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

  3. friction, detrition, rubbingnoun

    effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

Wiktionary

  1. rubbingnoun

    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

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  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"

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  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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Keri Peterson:

    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.

  5. Michael Aloi:

    Seeing just that stream of spray going into their eyes. And then the woman officer just with her head rubbing her eyes, turning away. What did she do that day, other than show up to do her job, staring down thousands of angry people ? and then the officer who is now no longer with us, it's almost surreal, sort of walking in solitude rubbing his eyes on the Capitol steps.

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