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  • nounstroke, massage
  • noundifficulty, problem
  • verbstroke, massage

synonyms for rub

  • abrasion
  • attrition
  • caress
  • friction
  • grinding
  • kneading
  • pat
  • polish
  • rasping
  • scouring
  • scraping
  • shine
  • smear
  • stroking
  • swab
  • swipe
  • wear
  • wipe
See also synonyms for: rubbed / rubbing
  • drawback
  • predicament
  • traverse
  • bar
  • snag
  • crimp
  • obstacle
  • impediment
  • dilemma
  • hindrance
  • catch
  • hurdle
  • trouble
  • hitch
  • hamper
  • stumbling block
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antonyms for rub

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  • dullness
  • blessing
  • boon
  • solution
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How to use rub in a sentence

You’ll need a good shoulder rub after setting up a large massage chair.
BEST MASSAGE CHAIR: TAKE RELAXATION TO A NEW LEVEL RIGHT IN YOUR LIVING ROOMIRENA COLLAKUAUGUST 13, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
That’s the rub because when you have these large companies spending millions and millions of dollars on performance and then they try to add a brand layer, they have no way of connecting the dots and it doesn’t make sense to them.
MEDIA BUYING BRIEFING: HOW TWO FRIENDS RELUCTANTLY GOT INTO MEDIA AND BUILT THEIR AGENCY FROM SCRATCH INTO A $200 MILLION BUSINESSMICHAEL BÜRGIJULY 19, 2021DIGIDAY
I might use granulated garlic in stir-fry or a rub for meat that I’m going to grill where I want the garlic to hold up to the cooking process a little bit longer, or I want a little bit of more distinctive garlic flavor.
HOW AND WHEN TO USE GARLIC POWDER, A RELIABLE SEASONING THAT DESERVES RESPECTAARON HUTCHERSONJUNE 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
However, the standards have yet to be finalized by GARM, and therein lies the rub.
WHY FACEBOOK ACTUALLY HAS NOT AGREED TO EVERYTHING MRC REQUIRES IN ITS BRAND SAFETY AUDITKATE KAYEJUNE 8, 2021DIGIDAY
The report claimed that he gave unsolicited back rubs, asked colleagues on dates, and at one point poured a beer on the head of a coworker during a social event.
NY TIMES OUTCASTS BARI WEISS AND ANDY MILLS TEAMING UP FOR NEW PODCAST VENTUREMAXWELL TANI, LACHLAN CARTWRIGHTAPRIL 23, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Here, he shares his recipe for a rub that combines leftover coffee grounds with herb stems.
I TRIED GOING ZERO-WASTE. HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED.KAYLA STEWARTAPRIL 15, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
We let him wake up and come to us before giving him a belly rub.
MY DOG BARKED AT ME. WHAT’S GOING ON IN THAT CANINE SKULL OF HIS?JOHN KELLYJANUARY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The rub is that this process can essentially only alter taxing and spending, and the two generally need to balance each other out within a 10-year budget window.
THE ODDS OF US CLIMATE PROGRESS JUST IMPROVED A BITJAMES TEMPLEJANUARY 7, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
And, old ink pot, tuck a horse blanket under my chin, and rub me down with brickbats while I feed!
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Others again put the varnish on and rub it off in places to resemble the wear of age.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
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WORDS RELATED TO RUB

  • chafe
  • erode
  • grate
  • rub
  • rub off
  • scuff
  • triturate
  • wear
  • wear down
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