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rub out

verb

Definition of rub out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to obliterate by or as if by rubbing

  3. 2 :  to destroy completely; specifically :  kill, murder <somebody rubbed him out … with a twenty-two — Raymond Chandler>

rubout

play \ˈrəb-ˌau̇t\ noun


Examples of rub out in a sentence

  1. <aerial bombs rubbed out the oil refinery>

  2. <an elaborate setup to rub out rival mobsters>



14th Century

First Known Use of rub out

14th century


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