What does rubbing mean?

Definitions for rubbing
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.

ChatGPT

  1. rubbing

    Rubbing generally refers to the action of applying pressure and friction to a surface by moving one object back and forth over another. This can be applied to diverse contexts and can be used in the physical, as when massaging a sore muscle, or even metaphorical sense, as with two opposing viewpoints causing friction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubbing

    of Rub

  2. Rubbing

    a. & n. from Rub, v

Wikidata

  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. 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.

  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. Chris Murphy:

    I have no issues with Rahm, he has a history of rubbing some folks pretty roughly but I think he brings some good ideas to the table.

  5. James Scott:

    Rubbing alcohol has long been used in medicine as a disinfectant for skin surfaces and environmental surfaces, it has been generally thought that rubbing alcohol was fairly safe from the emergence of resistance amid susceptible germs. This interesting and carefully done study refutes that assumption.

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