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rub

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something that is a source of irritation
  • Even what seems to be a dream job usually turns out to have its fair share of rubs.
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rub

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1 to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • The brake pads were rubbed away as a result of years of use.
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2 to make smooth by friction
  • The furniture restorer rubbed the board perfectly smooth with sandpaper.
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3 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • The butler rubbed the silver tea set until it gleamed.
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