Synonyms of 'rub'
He rubbed his arms and stiff legs.
She took off her glasses and rubbed them.
He rubbed oil into my aching back.
She sometimes asks if I want a back rub.
phrasal verbs:rub along
idiom:rub someone up the wrong way
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To abrade something means to scrape or wear down its surface by rubbing it.
The rough rock had abraded her skin.
If you apply something to a surface, you put it on or rub it into the surface.
Applying the dye can be messy, particularly on long hair.
bring into contact with
Thesaurus for rub from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you rub a part of your body, you move your hand or fingers backwards and forwards over it while pressing firmly.