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See definition of rub off on Dictionary.com
  • as inabrade
  • as inobliterate

synonyms for rub off

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

antonyms for rub off

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  • make happy
  • please
  • rebuild
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How to use rub off in a sentence

A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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
Jean was to be an architect—God knows why—but Aristide settled it, definitely, off-hand.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
But indeed, it was useless to rub her eyes, the dwarfs did not vanish, and so she was obliged to believe that they were real.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
In favorable parts of the trail he must do better than that, to off-set losses of time where the going was most difficult.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
There was something about the man that Matt liked, in spite of the deceit he had practised at the start-off of their acquaintance.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
She did not take the broad, beaten road which led to the far-off plantation of Valmonde.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Consequently Tchaikovsky delighted in hearing her recall the joys and sorrows of those far-off days.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
She would put her paws on his shoulders, and rub his face, and purr in a most contented manner.
THE NURSERY, JANUARY 1873, VOL. XIII.VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO RUB OFF

  • chafe
  • erode
  • grate
  • rub
  • rub off
  • scuff
  • triturate
  • wear
  • wear down
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.