rub (n.)

  1. an unforeseen obstacle

    [ Syn: hang-up , hitch , snag ]

  2. the act of rubbing or wiping; he gave the hood a quick rub

    [ Syn: wipe ]

    rub (v.)

  1. move over something with pressure; rub my hands; rub oil into her skin'

  2. cause friction; my sweater scratches

    [ Syn: fray , fret , chafe , scratch ]

  3. scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; Dont scratch your insect bites!

    [ Syn: scratch , itch ]

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