rub out

verb

Definition of rub out

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

First Known Use of rub out

15th century



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