Antonyms for rubbing

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I often saw him chuckling and rubbing his hands as if in approbation.

They made fire by the rubbing of sticks, shot poisoned arrows at game.

Her husband had been taking a nap in the sitting-room, and he came out, rubbing his eyes.

He can defend himself pretty well, said Bell, rubbing his face.

The Angel explained how they must be used for rubbing the blind father's eyes.

Newman left off rubbing his hands, and assumed a thoughtful look.

Our boy remained with the colt, drying it and rubbing it down as well as he could.

Adams groaned, and, rubbing his head, began to pace the floor.

He stepped back and confronted the cabman, who was rubbing his eyes.

"It's silly of me to behave like this," he murmured to himself, rubbing his eyes with his hand.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RUBBING

abrasion

nounscraping or wearing down by friction

abrasions

nounscraping or wearing down by friction
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