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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. 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.

  2. Diogenes the Cynic (412 to 323 B.C.):

    If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    Life's dirty. Life's unclean you know. It's birth, it's sex, it's the intestinal tract. One big squishy, unsanitary mess. It never gets any cleaner either. You know, dust to dust, worms crawl in, worms crawl out, right Even though we know that, we still walk the walk, we still live the life. We're like a bunch of little kids. Little kids, you know, we jump in this big old pond of mud and we're slapping it all over our face, rubbing our hair all down our backs and we're making these glorious, gooey, mud pies. That's us.

  4. Chinese Proverb:

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

  5. Mahmoud Faqih:

    The politicians have always been in conflict on how to carve up the cake. This obstructs any reforms and reveals them as a bunch of liars to international opinion, the wide scope of these protests is evidence of the buildup of the crisis and that it is rubbing salt in the citizens' wounds.

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