rub shoulders with

Definition of rub shoulders with

informal
:to meet and talk with (someone) in a friendly way
  • The awards dinner gave me the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of today's greatest American poets.

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)

shoulder play shoulders
  1. : the laterally projecting part of the human body formed of the bones and joints with their covering tissue by which the arm is connected with the trunk

  2. : the region of the body of nonhuman vertebrates that corresponds to the shoulder but is less projecting

  3. : the two shoulders and the upper part of the back

  1. : to push or thrust with or as if with the shoulder : jostle

  2. : to place or bear on the shoulder

  3. : to assume the burden or responsibility of


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