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Synonyms for rub off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off(verb)

    wear away

    Synonyms:
    scour, abrade, corrade, rub down, abrase, massage, knead

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rub off

    Cancel, efface, erase, expunge, and obliterate have as their first meaning the removal of written characters or other forms of record. To cancel is, literally, to make a lattice by cross-lines, exactly our English cross out; to efface is to rub off, smooth away the face, as of an inscription; to erase is to scratch out, commonly for the purpose of writing something else in the same space; to expunge, is to punch out with some sharp instrument, so as to show that the words are no longer part of the writing; to obliterate is to cover over or remove, as a letter, as was done by reversing the Roman stylus, and rubbing out with the rounded end what had been written with the point on the waxen tablet. What has been canceled, erased, expunged, may perhaps still be traced; what is obliterated is gone forever, as if it had never been. In many establishments, when a debt is discharged by payment, the record is canceled. The figurative use of the words keeps close to the primary sense. Compare ABOLISH.

    Synonyms:
    abolish, abrogate, annul, blot out, cancel, cross off, cross out, discharge, efface, erase, expunge, make void, nullify, obliterate, quash, remove, repeal, rescind, revoke, rub out, scratch out, vacate

    Antonyms:
    approve, confirm, enact, enforce, establish, maintain, perpetuate, record, reenact, sustain, uphold, write

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rub off

    Synonyms:
    abrade, wear away

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How to use rub off in a sentence?

  1. Perry Brass:

    Ageism is the racism of the gay world. We really believe that age—and all of our fears that it carries—will “rub off” on us, the way that racists once believed blackness would.

  2. Rosie Binge:

    I think religion is a big factor in Neil's life, when you grow up with someone so devout, it has to rub off on you.

  3. Claire Carmalt:

    The biggest challenge for self-cleaning surfaces is finding a way to make them tough enough to withstand everyday damage, the surfaces tend to be mechanically weak and so rub off easily. But by pairing our paint with different adhesives, we've shown it is possible to make a robust self-cleaning surface.


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