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. Claire Carmalt:

    I think the improvement is the fact that we get this very resistant coating, so generally these superhydrophobic coatings are very mechanically weak, so can be easily rubbed off over time, whereas by applying this spray adhesive we've managed to get very resistant coatings that are resistant to, as I say, rubbing or scratching and with sandpaper and so on.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Worry/Regret over nothing, if you've been worrying/regretting over anything before now. Because, worrying/regretting over and over again is as good as adding/rubbing salt to/on your own injury. i.e. each time you decide to worry/regret over anything, be it your past life, mistakes, failures, disappointments and things like that, you are unknowingly worsening the case/matter in question. Yes, of course, that's just what you will end up doing to your own self/the case/matter involved. Although, I do know that some issues/matters do seem regrettable like loss of job/opportunity. But regardless of that, rather than worrying/regretting over that/any other thing, pray about the/your case/issue. For surely, prayers can change your condition /case for the good. So, dare to worry/regret over nothing hence forth. Instead, pray over anything/everything.

  3. Fabiana Santos:

    I remember a male employee coming up behind me while I worked, pinning me against a table and rubbing his penis against my rear.

  4. Chinese Proverb:

    A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.

  5. Melody Wilding:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of rubbing

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