Definition of "rubs" []

  • To apply pressure and friction to (something) with a circular or backward and forward motion (verb)
  • To move (something) with pressure along, over, or against (a surface) (verb)
  • To chafe or fray (verb)
  • To bring into a certain condition by rubbing (verb)
  • To spread with pressure, esp in order to cause to be absorbed (verb)
  • To mix (fat) into flour with the fingertips, as in making pastry (verb)
  • To remove or be removed by rubbing (verb)
  • (of a bowl) to be slowed or deflected by an uneven patch on the green (verb)
  • To move against each other with pressure and friction (esp in the phrases rub one's hands, often a sign of glee, anticipation, or satisfaction, and rub noses, a greeting among Inuit people) (verb)
  • The act of rubbing (noun)
  • Something that hurts the feelings or annoys; rebuke (noun)
  • An uneven patch in the green (noun)
  • Any roughness or unevenness of surface (noun)
  • An incident of accidental interference with the ball (noun)
  • A piece of good or bad luck (noun)
  • Plural form of rub. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rub. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "rubs" in a sentence
  • "He added: "Their determination in how they play and their attitude towards wanting to win the title rubs off on everyone at the club."
  • "It just plain rubs me the wrong way as really really lazy SF."
  • "In Texas the meat is beef; the signature fuel is mesquite; the optional sauce is tomato based and served at the table; and the meat is dramatically seasoned with pep- pery spice blends called rubs and may be served as thin-sliced brisket with sides like beans and potato salad."