rub·​down | \ ˈrəb-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce rubdown (audio) \

Definition of rubdown

: a brisk rubbing of the body (as to relax fatigued muscles)

Examples of rubdown in a Sentence

The trainer gave him a rubdown after the game.
Recent Examples on the Web Try a reflexology technique or, outsource your rubdown to one of the best heated mechanical foot massagers. Stefanie Groner, Glamour, "How to Calm Down: 18 Ways to Reduce Anxiety and Stress," 2 Dec. 2020 Stretch and give you self a quick rubdown with a form roller for the best results. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, "How To Start Running: A Beginner's Guide," 19 Apr. 2020 The state’s appeal also contends that Kraft does not have any legal standing to complain about violations of the privacy rights of people who got lawful rubdowns. Marc Freeman,, "Billionaire Robert Kraft warns of snooping frenzy if state wins appeal in massage parlor sex case," 1 Nov. 2019 Relax with a rubdown and other pampering starting at $99. Doreen Christensen,, "Last chance to save on dining and free fun this month," 27 Sep. 2019 While the lads are on break -- getting tea, rubdowns and oxygen -- now is a good time to point out a few others who are helping to simulate that fierce energy force once known as the Who. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: The Who’s generation turned out at stadium 30 years ago," 23 Aug. 2019 And there’s only so much a quick rubdown or rinse can do erase hours of body surfing and sandcastle building. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Moms Love This Trick for Cleaning Sandy Beach Feet," 1 July 2019 Lovullo ducked into the trainer’s room, where Corbin was getting a rubdown, to deliver the good news. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo eases his greatest regret by rewarding Patrick Corbin," 28 Mar. 2018 Investors are apparently shocked that big tech companies that have long received political protection from liberals are suddenly getting the Big Oil rubdown. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Facebook Joins the Club," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rubdown

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rubdown was in 1798

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9 Dec 2020

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“Rubdown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rubdown

chiefly US : an act of rubbing someone's body to relax the muscles

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