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  • verbstroke, massage
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Synonyms for rubbing

verb stroke, massage
  • apply
  • brush
  • caress
  • clean
  • coat
  • cover
  • glaze
  • graze
  • grind
  • knead
  • paint
  • pat
  • scrape
  • scrub
  • slather
  • smear
  • smooth
  • spread
  • wear
  • wipe
  • abrade
  • anoint
  • bark
  • buff
  • burnish
  • chafe
  • curry
  • daub
  • erase
  • erode
  • excoriate
  • file
  • fray
  • fret
  • furbish
  • glance
  • gloss
  • grate
  • mop
  • plaster
  • polish
  • put
  • rasp
  • scour
  • shine
  • swab
  • triturate
  • wear down

Antonyms for rubbing

  • dirty
  • reveal
  • strip
  • uncover
  • dull
  • make happy
  • please
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to rubbing

abrasion

noun. scraping or wearing down by friction
  • abrading
  • chafing
  • erosion
  • grating
  • rubbing
  • scratching
  • scuffing

abrasions

noun. scraping or wearing down by friction

application

noun. putting substance on another

applications

noun. putting substance on another

attrition

noun. wearing down or away

grinding

adjective. abrasive
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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