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English noun: rubbing

1. rubbing (phenomenon) the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another


Synonymsfriction


Broader (hypernym)resistance


Narrower (hyponym)abrasion, adhesive friction, attrition, detrition, grinding, grip, traction

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


Broader (hypernym)representation

3. rubbing (act) effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure


Synonymsdetrition, friction


Broader (hypernym)effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail


Narrower (hyponym)attrition









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