rub along

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rub along

British, informal
:to work, play, etc., together with little or no difficulty
  • We rub along well enough, but we're not really close friends.

Word by Word Definitions

rub play
  1. : to move along the surface of a body with pressure : grate

  2. : to fret or chafe with or as if with friction

  3. : to cause discontent, irritation, or anger

  1. : an unevenness of surface (as of the ground in lawn bowling)

  2. : obstruction, difficulty

  3. : something grating to the feelings (such as a gibe or harsh criticism)

along play
  1. : in a line matching the length or direction of

  2. : in the course of

  3. : in accordance with : in

  1. : forward, on

  2. : from one to another

  3. : in company : as a companion


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