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Synonyms for rubbing
ˈrʌb ɪŋrub·bing

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  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

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  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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  1. Diogenes the Cynic (412 to 323 B.C.):

    If only it was as easy to banish hunger by rubbing the belly as it is to masturbate.

  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. Martin Indyk:

    Israel’s enemies are watching this and rubbing their hands in glee, and that affects American national security interests as well because we depend on Israel to stabilize the region.

  4. Christie Achenbach:

    He said he had to go in, but he didn’t tell me that the way he was going to go in was not using lubricant like a doctor would. He just kept rubbing back and forth — that’s when I knew something was going on...Then he put his fingers up inside me. he’s an Olympic doctor and he should know what he is doing.

  5. Olena Osipov of iFOODreal.com:

    Boneless turkey breast roast is the perfect main entrée if you are feeding a smaller crowd over the holidays, this method of stuffing the turkey breast with garlic, then rubbing it with fresh herbs is a nod to my Ukrainian roots where Mom cooked roasts the same way. They always turned out flavorful and this does, too.


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