Rub Synonyms and Antonyms

rŭb

Category:

Part of speech:

Synonyms for Rub

The therapeutic manipulation of body tissues by a trained practitioner, as by systematic stroking, kneading, or application of pressure, to effect a beneficial physiological response such as pain reduction or improved circulation.
7
3
To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
3
1
To touch or stroke in an affectionate or loving manner.
2
1
A rasping sound
1
0
Stroke means to carress or pet something.
1
0
(Intransitive) To make a noise similar to the one a rasp makes in use; to utter rasps.
1
0
To remove the outer layers from (grains of rice) by rotation in drums.
1
0
Advertisement
To cause (mental) suffering to; to distress.
1
0
A brisk rubbing of the body, as in massage
1
1
The definition of attrition means wearing down or wasting away, or the natural decline in the number of people working in an organization.
0
0
Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
0
0
To remove the lumps from
0
0
Obsolete spelling of abraid.
0
0
Advertisement
To clean (wheat) before the milling process.
0
0
To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
0
0
The definition of knead is to work or massage something with your hands, such as to work dough to make bread.
0
0
To form (a passage or channel) by erosion.
0
0
(Idiomatic) to rub, e.g. for cleaning, stripping paint or massage
0
0
To create light with (a flashlight, lamp, torch, or similar).
0
0
Advertisement
(Intransitive) To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large.
0
0
To be a buffer
0
0
The definition of a brush is a tool with bristles on a handle, the process of using such a tool or the act of lightly sweeping something.
0
0
To prepare with curry powder
0
0
(Audio, video) To maneuver the play position on a media editing system by using a scroll bar.
0
0
To use a swab on something, or clean something with a swab.
0
0
To remove (data) from a computer storage device
0
0
Advertisement
(Criminal slang) To kill.
0
0
To store a file (aggregation of data) on a storage medium such as a disc or another computer.
0
0
To become worn or sore from rubbing or friction:
0
0
To remove (dirt, impurities, etc.) in making clean
0
0
To smear upon; to soil.
0
0
To serve as a surface to be coated with paint:
0
0
To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
0
0
Advertisement
To draw out so as to display more fully; open or stretch out so as to cover more space; unfold or unfurl
0
0
To record or perform a cover of
0
0
To provide or cover with a coat
0
0
To cover or coat something with plaster, or apply a plaster.
0
0
To apply oil, ointment, or a similar substance to.
0
0
To spread or smear in large amounts:
0
0
To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean.
0
0
To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; generally with out.
0
0
To bring into contact, causing electrical interference
0
0
To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
0
0
To efface is defined as to make yourself inconspicuous or hidden from attention, or to erase something or consciously forget something.
0
0
To erase or strike out.
0
0
To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
0
0
(Sports) To withdraw (an entry) from a contest, specif. from a horse race
0
0
To affect by a sudden impression or impulse.
0
0
Undo is defined as to release, reverse or put an end to.
0
0
To spread or apply by or as if by wiping:
0
0
A symbol for the word cross. Used in combination, as in Xing for crossing or motoX for motocross.
0
0
To make an office, position, place, etc. vacant
0
0
A short or imperfectly developed branch of a deer's antler.
0
0
(Countable) The act of catching an object in motion, especially a ball. syn. transl.
0
0
(Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
0
0
(Medicine) To moisten and rub (a diseased part) with a liquid substance, as with spirit, oil, etc., by means of a cloth or sponge.
0
0
(Archaic) To frighten
0
0
A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
0
0
To restore to attractive or serviceable condition; renovate.
0
0
Glaze is defined as to put glass in a window, or to put on a glossy finish.
0
0
To apply a gloss to:
0
0
To cause irritation or annoyance:
0
0
To instill through repetitive teaching.
0
0
0
0
To overcome (an obstacle)
0
0
The definition of irritate is to aggravate or annoy, or to cause itchiness, inflammation or discomfort in or on the body.
0
0
(Literally) Of the nettle plant and similar physical causes, to sting causing a rash in someone.
0
0
0
0
The definition of a hang-up is a slang term for the source of a person's emotional or personal problem.
0
0
(Informal) A problem, delay or source of difficulty.
0
0
To have a desire to scratch.
0
0
0
0
An instance of brushing.
0
1
The act by which something is made smooth.
0
1
What has been removed when something has been scraped.
0
1
The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush, soap and water.
0
1
That which is buffed.
0
1
A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
0
1
To apply paint to (a surface) with hasty or crude strokes.
0
1
(Printing) To delete or omit
0
1
To eat away at, erode, diminish, or consume gradually; to cause a gradual deterioration in; to produce (some change) through attrition, exposure, or constant use.
0
1

Antonyms for Rub

An answer is defined as something that is similar or a close copy.
0
0
A method or process of dealing with a problem:
0
0
Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
0
0
(Archaic) That which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a gift; a favour; benefaction; a grant; a present.
0
0
Anything that gives happiness or prevents misfortune; special benefit or favor
0
1

Words Related to Rub

1
0
A facility; a knack:
0
0
Something that is difficult, as a hard problem or an obstacle or objection
0
0
A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
0
0
To remain in the same place or position; stay
0
0
A limited train or bus.
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
Find another word for rub. In this page you can discover 103 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rub, like: massage, scrape, caress, rasping, stroke, rasp, polish, irk, vex, lick and rubdown.