Hindi translation of 'rub'
rub /rʌb रब्/
Word forms: rubs, rubbing, rubbed
1. transitive verb
If you rub something, you move your hand or a cloth backwards and forwards over it while pressing firmly.
She took off her glasses and rubbed them hard.
2. transitive or intransitive verb
If you rub a part of your body against a surface, you move it backwards and forwards while pressing it against the surface.
The cat rubbed against my legs.
He rubbed his hand over his eyes.
3. transitive verb
If you rub a substance onto a surface, you spread it over the surface using your hand.
She rubbed cream onto the cut on her knee.
4. transitive or intransitive verb
If two things rub together, or if you rub them together, they move backwards and forwards, pressing against each other.
He rubbed his hands together.
5. to rub shoulders with → see shoulder
rub off on
If someone's habits or characteristics rub off on you, you start developing the same habits or characteristics after spending time with them.[informal]
He was a very enthusiastic teacher and that rubbed off on his students.
If you rub out something written on paper or on a blackboard, you remove it by rubbing it with a rubber or a cloth.
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Example Sentences Including 'rub'
Dido shrieked: `That's the one who tried to rub my nose in the corpse!Ultimate Prizes
Several had burst when she began to move, leaving weeping patches of raw flesh to rub against the metal.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Of course, a vet's wife must expect some of the odium to rub off on her where animals are concerned.The Disposal of the Living
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'rub' in Other Languages
- Arabic: يُدَلِّكُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: esfregar
- Chinese: 搓
- Croatian: trljati
- Czech: třít
- Danish: gnide
- Dutch: wrijven
- European Spanish: frotar
- Finnish: hangata
- French: frotter
- German: reiben
- Greek: τρίβω
- Italian: sfregare
- Japanese: こする
- Korean: 문지르다
- Norwegian: gni
- Polish: zetrzeć trzeć
- Portuguese: esfregar
- Romanian: a freca
- Russian: тереть
- Spanish: frotar
- Swedish: gnida
- Thai: ถู
- Turkish: sürtmek
- Ukrainian: терти
- Vietnamese: cọ rửa
Translation of rub from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary