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Synonyms for rubbing
ˈrʌb ɪŋrub·bing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friction, rubbingnoun

    the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

    Synonyms:
    detrition, friction, clash

  2. rubbingnoun

    representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal

    Synonyms:
    friction, detrition

  3. friction, detrition, rubbingnoun

    effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

    Synonyms:
    corrasion, abrasion, detrition, attrition, friction, clash, grinding

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  1. rubbingnoun

    Synonyms:
    attrition, abrasion, friction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rubbingnoun

    Synonyms:
    friction, abrasion, attrition, chafing, fraying, embrocation, massage

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  1. List of paraphrases for "rubbing":

    friction, scrub, scrubbing, chafing, massage

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How to use rubbing in a sentence?

  1. Jen Luciana:

    The fabric breaks down when it’s constantly rubbing against the dirt an oils from our skin, so to prolong your bra’s life, you really want to make sure you wash it after every wear.

  2. Michael Aloi:

    Seeing just that stream of spray going into their eyes. And then the woman officer just with her head rubbing her eyes, turning away. What did she do that day, other than show up to do her job, staring down thousands of angry people ? and then the officer who is now no longer with us, it's almost surreal, sort of walking in solitude rubbing his eyes on the Capitol steps.

  3. James Scott:

    Rubbing alcohol has long been used in medicine as a disinfectant for skin surfaces and environmental surfaces, it has been generally thought that rubbing alcohol was fairly safe from the emergence of resistance amid susceptible germs. This interesting and carefully done study refutes that assumption.

  4. Michael Jordan:

    But you have to realize that the reason why I was treating Michael Jordan like that is because I needed Michael Jordan to be tough in the playoffs and were facing the Indianas and Miamis and New Yorks in the Eastern Conference. Michael Jordan needed to be tough and I needed to know that I could count on Michael Jordan. And those are the kind of things where people see me acting the way I acted in practice, theyre not going to understand it. I said to Michael Jordan, Thats great because this is an opportunity. We have 10 hours here to peel back the onion and have you articulate all the things you just articulated to me. EX-NBA CHAMPION RECALLS RUBBING MICHAEL JORDAN FOR GOOD LUCK BEFORE GAME : I THOUGHT IT WAS AWKWARD Jordan said in one of the episodes that winning has a price, according to The Athletic. He said if a certain standard wasnt being met by one of his teammates, he would step in and explain to the person what was going on And leadership has a price, Michael Jordan reportedly says. So I pulled people along when they didnt want to be pulled. I challenged people when they didnt want to be challenged. And I earned that right because my teammates who came after me didnt endure all the things that I endured. Once you joined the team, you lived at a certain standard that I played the game. And I wasnt going to take any less. Now, if that means I had to go in there and get in your ass a little bit, then I did that. You ask all my teammates. The one thing about Michael Jordan was Michael Jordan never asked me to do something that Michael Jordan didnt fking do. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON Michael Jordan said people may perceive Michael Jordan as a tyrant but thats because nobody has had as much sustainable success as Michael Jordan did. Look, I dont have to do this.

  5. Mahmoud Faqih:

    The politicians have always been in conflict on how to carve up the cake. This obstructs any reforms and reveals them as a bunch of liars to international opinion, the wide scope of these protests is evidence of the buildup of the crisis and that it is rubbing salt in the citizens' wounds.

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