Definition of burn rubber
: to drive very fast They were burning rubber up and down the road.
Word by Word Definitions
: to consume fuel and give off heat, light, and gases
: to undergo combustion
: to undergo nuclear fission or nuclear fusion
: one that rubs
: an instrument or object (such as a rubber eraser) used in rubbing, polishing, scraping, or cleaning
: something that prevents rubbing or chafing
: a contest consisting of an odd number of games won by the side that takes a majority (such as two out of three)
: an odd game played to determine the winner of a tie
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