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rubs out

verb
present tense third-person singular of rub out

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1 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
  • aerial bombs rubbed out the oil refinery

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2 to put to death deliberately
  • an elaborate setup to rub out rival mobsters

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“Rubs out.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rubs%20out. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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