rub down

verb
1. wear away
Syn: ↑abrade, ↑corrade, ↑abrase, ↑rub off
Derivationally related forms: ↑corrasion (for: ↑corrade), ↑abrasive (for: ↑abrade), ↑abrasion (for: ↑abrade), ↑abradant (for: ↑abrade), ↑abrader (for: ↑abrade), ↑rubdown
Hypernyms: ↑wear away, ↑wear off
Hyponyms: ↑chafe, ↑excoriate, ↑rasp
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

2. manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
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She rubbed down her child with a sponge

Syn: ↑massage, ↑knead
Derivationally related forms: ↑rubdown, ↑massage (for: ↑massage), ↑massager (for: ↑massage)
Hypernyms: ↑manipulate
Entailment: ↑rub
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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rub down [phrasal verb]
rub (someone or something) down or rub down (someone or something) : to rub (a person or animal's body) with your hands in order to clean, dry, or massage it

The trainer rubbed down the players after the game to keep them from getting sore.

— see also rubdown
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Main Entry:rub

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • rub|down — «RUHB DOWN», noun. the act or process of rubbing the body; massage …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms rub down : present tense I/you/we/they rub down he/she/it rubs down present participle rubbing down past tense rubbed down past participle rubbed down to dry someone s body by rubbing it with a towel I rubbed… …   English dictionary

  • rub down — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you rub down a rough surface, you make it smooth by rubbing it with something such as sandpaper. [V P n (not pron)] They were settling to their work, rubbing down the woodwork with sandpaper. [Also V n P] 2) PHRASAL VERB If you …   English dictionary

  • rub down — {v. phr.} 1. To dry the body of (an animal or person) by rubbing. * /Stablemen rub down a horse after a race./ 2. To rub and press with the fingers on the body of (a person) to loosen muscles or prevent stiffness; massage. * /Trainers rub down an …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rub down — {v. phr.} 1. To dry the body of (an animal or person) by rubbing. * /Stablemen rub down a horse after a race./ 2. To rub and press with the fingers on the body of (a person) to loosen muscles or prevent stiffness; massage. * /Trainers rub down an …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rub\ down — v. phr. 1. To dry the body of (an animal or person) by rubbing. Stablemen rub down a horse after a race. 2. To rub and press with the fingers on the body of (a person) to loosen muscles or prevent stiffness; massage. Trainers rub down an athlete… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rub·down — /ˈrʌbˌdaʊn/ noun, pl downs [count] chiefly US : an act of rubbing someone s body to relax the muscles The trainer gave him a rubdown after the game. see also rub down at ↑rub, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub-down — /ˈrʌb daʊn/ (say rub down) noun → massage (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • rub down — Synonyms and related words: bed, bed down, break, bridle, brush, caress, curry, currycomb, drench, feed, fodder, frictionize, gentle, groom, handle, harness, hitch, knead, litter, manage, massage, milk, pet, rub, saddle, stroke, tame, tend, train …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rub down — verb to rub, e.g. for cleaning, stripping paint or massage …   Wiktionary


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