Rubbing vs Rub - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between rubbing and rub
is that rubbing
is an impression of an embossed or incised surface made by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing with graphite, crayon or other coloring agent while rub
is an act of rubbing.
As verbs the difference between rubbing and rub
is that rubbing
) while rub
is to move one object while maintaining contact with another object over some area.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
An impression of an embossed or incised surface made by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing with graphite, crayon or other coloring agent.
An act of rubbing.
A difficulty or problem.
- Give that lamp a good rub and see if any genies come out
- Therein lies the rub .
* , Episode 16
- To die, to sleep—/To sleep—perchance to dream. Ay, there's the rub !/For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,/When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,/Must give us pause
In the game of crown green bowls: any obstacle by which a bowl is diverted from its normal course.
A mixture of spices applied to meat before it is barbecued.
- ...the propriety of the cabman's shelter, as it was called, hardly a stonesthrow away near Butt bridge where they might hit upon some drinkables in the shape of a milk and soda or a mineral. But how to get there was the rub .
To move (one object) while maintaining contact with another object over some area, with pressure and friction.
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The Mirror and the Lamp
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To rub something against (a second thing).
* Sir T. Elyot
To be rubbed against something.
- It shall be expedient, after that body is cleaned, to rub the body with a coarse linen cloth.
To spread a substance thinly over; to smear.
- meat rubbed with spices before barbecuing
(dated) To move or pass with difficulty.
- The smoothed plank, / New rubbed with balm.
To scour; to burnish; to polish; to brighten; to cleanse; often with up'' or ''over .
- to rub up silver
To hinder; to cross; to thwart.
- The whole business of our redemption is to rub over the defaced copy of the creation.
- 'Tis the duke's pleasure, / Whose disposition, all the world well knows, / Will not be rubbed nor stopped.
* rub elbows
* rub in
* rub it in
* rub out
* rub off
* rub shoulders
* rub up
* rub up on