rub out

verb

Definition of rub out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to obliterate by or as if by rubbing

  3. 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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