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rubbed

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having a shiny surface or finish
  • the rubbed brass of the wall sconce showed my reflection
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rubbed

verb , past tense of 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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