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synonyms for the rub

  • barrier
  • bug
  • crunch
  • difficulty
  • disadvantage
  • drawback
  • glitch
  • hitch
  • holdup
  • hurdle
  • impediment
  • inconvenience
  • obstacle
  • stumbling block
  • bar
  • blockade
  • brake
  • catch
  • clog
  • crimp
  • cropper
  • curb
  • drag
  • fix
  • hamper
  • hole
  • knot
  • obstruction
  • pickle
  • problem
  • puzzler
  • scrape
  • spot
  • Catch-22
  • tight spot

antonyms for the rub

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • help
  • boon
  • solution
  • convenience
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How to use the rub in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Others again put the varnish on and rub it off in places to resemble the wear of age.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
Besides the districts mentioned, tobacco is grown largely in that of Frankfort-on-the Oder.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
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
Now, how comes it that you have turned up in this out-of-the-way part of the world?
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
By-the-bye, I hope you intend to stay some time, and that you will take up your quarters with me?
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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