rub something off something


rub something off something
ˌrub sthˈoff (sth) | ˌrub ˈoff derived
to remove sth or to be removed by rubbing

She rubbed off the dead skin.

The gold colouring had begun to rub off.

(BrE)

If you write on the blackboard, rub it off at the end of the lesson.

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  • rub something off — ˌrub sthˈoff (sth) | ˌrub ˈoff derived to remove sth or to be removed by rubbing • She rubbed off the dead skin. • The gold colouring had begun to rub off. • (BrE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌrub (sth) ˈoff — phrasal verb if you rub something off, or if it rubs off, you remove it by rubbing it …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • rub — [rub] vt. rubbed, rubbing [ME rubben, akin to Dan rubbe, EFris rubben < IE * reup , to tear out < base * reu , to dig, tear out > ROB, RIP1, RUG, RUBBLE, L rumpere, to break] 1. to move one s hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface …   English World dictionary

  • rub — rub1 S3 [rʌb] v past tense and past participle rubbed present participle rubbing [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Low German rubben] 1.) [I and T] to move your hand, or something such as a cloth, backwards and forwards over a surface while… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rub — rub1 [ rʌb ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to press and move your hands or an object over a surface: rubbing the magic lamp rub something off something: Rub off the skins of the peppers when they have softened. a ) to move something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rub — I UK [rʌb] / US verb Word forms rub : present tense I/you/we/they rub he/she/it rubs present participle rubbing past tense rubbed past participle rubbed ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to press and move your hands or an object over a surface The… …   English dictionary

  • rub — [[t]rʌ̱b[/t]] rubs, rubbing, rubbed 1) VERB If you rub a part of your body, you move your hand or fingers backwards and forwards over it while pressing firmly. [V n] He rubbed his arms and stiff legs... [V prep/adv] I fell in a ditch , he said,… …   English dictionary

  • rub*/ — [rʌb] verb I 1) [I/T] to move your hands or an object over a surface firmly Scott gently rubbed her back until the pain went away.[/ex] Rub your hands together – it will help you to stay warm.[/ex] 2) [T] to spread a liquid or substance onto the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • rub — verb (rubs, rubbing, rubbed) 1》 apply firm pressure to the surface of, using a repeated back and forth motion.     ↘move to and fro against a surface.     ↘apply with a rubbing action: she rubbed some cream on her nose.     ↘(rub something… …   English new terms dictionary

  • rub out — verb remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing Please erase the formula on the blackboard it is wrong! • Syn: ↑erase, ↑score out, ↑efface, ↑wipe off • Derivationally related forms: ↑erasure (for …   Useful english dictionary