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English noun: rub

1. rub (cognition) an unforeseen obstacle


Synonymshang-up, hitch, snag


Broader (hypernym)obstacle, obstruction

2. rub (act) the act of rubbing or wiping


SamplesHe gave the hood a quick rub.


Synonymswipe


Broader (hypernym)contact, physical contact


Narrower (hyponym)scuff


English verb: rub

1. rub (contact) move over something with pressure


SamplesRub my hands.
Rub oil into her skin.


ExamplesThey rub sugar over the cake, They rub the cake with sugar


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, guide, pass, run


Narrower (hyponym)abrade, blur, brush, gauge, grate, grate, pass over, pumice, puree, rosin, scour, scour, scrape, scrub, smear, smudge, smutch, sponge down, sponge off, strain, wipe, worry


Entailtouch

2. rub (contact) cause friction


SamplesMy sweater scratches.


Synonymschafe, fray, fret, scratch


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch

3. rub (perception) scrape or rub as if to relieve itching


SamplesDon't scratch your insect bites!.


Synonymsitch, scratch


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)irritate









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