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English noun: rubbing

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


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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