Found 3 items, similar to Rub.
English → Indonesian
bergeser, bergosok, garuk, gesek, gosokan, menggesek, menggosok
English → English
n 1: an unforeseen obstacle [syn: hang-up
2: the act of rubbing or wiping; “he gave the hood a quick rub”
v 1: move over something with pressure; “rub my hands”
; “rub oil
into her skin”
2: cause friction; “my sweater scratches”
3: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; “Don't scratch your
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rubbed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [Probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. rhwbiaw, gael.
1. To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over
its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the
action of something moving back and forth; as, to rub the
flesh with the hand; to rub wood with sandpaper.
It shall be expedient, after that body is cleaned,
to rub the body with a coarse linen cloth. --Sir T.
2. To move over the surface of (a body) with pressure and
friction; to graze; to chafe; as, the boat rubs the
3. To cause (a body) to move with pressure and friction along
a surface; as, to rub the hand over the body.
Two bones rubbed hard against one another.
4. To spread a substance thinly over; to smear.
The smoothed plank, . . .
New rubbed with balm. --Milton.
5. To scour; to burnish; to polish; to brighten; to cleanse;
-- often with up or over; as, to rub up silver.
The whole business of our redemption is to rub over
the defaced copy of the creation. --South.
6. To hinder; to cross; to thwart. [R.]
'T is the duke's pleasure,
Whose disposition, all the world well knows,
Will not be rubbed nor stopped. --Shak.
To rub down
(a) To clean by rubbing; to comb or curry; as, to down a
(b) To reduce or remove by rubbing; as, to rub down the
To rub off
, to clean anything by rubbing; to separate by
friction; as, to rub off rust.
To rub out
, to remove or separate by friction; to erase; to
obliterate; as, to rub out a mark or letter; to rub out a
To rub up
(a) To burnish; to polish; to clean.
(b) To excite; to awaken; to rouse to action; as, to rub
up the memory.
, v. i.
1. To move along the surface of a body with pressure; to
grate; as, a wheel rubs against the gatepost.
2. To fret; to chafe; as, to rub upon a sore.
3. To move or pass with difficulty; as, to rub through woods,
as huntsmen; to rub through the world.
To rub along
, to go on with difficulty; as, they
manage, with strict economy, to rub along. [Colloq.]
, n. [Cf. W. rhwb. See Rub, v,t,]
1. The act of rubbing; friction.
2. That which rubs; that which tends to hinder or obstruct
motion or progress; hindrance; obstruction, an impediment;
especially, a difficulty or obstruction hard to overcome;
Every rub is smoothed on our way. --Shak.
To sleep, perchance to dream; ay, there's the rub.
Upon this rub, the English ambassadors thought fit
to demur. --Hayward.
One knows not, certainly, what other rubs might have
been ordained for us by a wise Providence. --W.
3. Inequality of surface, as of the ground in the game of
bowls; unevenness. --Shak.
4. Something grating to the feelings; sarcasm; joke; as, a
5. Imperfection; failing; fault. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
6. A chance. [Obs.]
Flight shall leave no Greek a rub. --Chapman.
7. A stone, commonly flat, used to sharpen cutting tools; a
whetstone; -- called also rubstone
, an iron guard on a wagon body, against which a
wheel rubs when cramped too much.
Rub of the green
(Golf), anything happening to a ball in
motion, such as its being deflected or stopped by any
agency outside the match, or by the fore caddie.
[1913 Webster + Webster 1913 Suppl.]