Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make a rolling or burring sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To make a rolling or burring sound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hum; buzz.
  • To make a trilling or rolling sound; snarl.

Etymologies

See hurry. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • "I was only giving it the butler's rub."

    Sounds as if it could be ripped straight from the headlines, for instance, the kind of answer you might get in the deposition of a seven-diamond call girl.

    March 17, 2008

  • "'Which he touched my silver,' replied Killick... 'He shifted three spoons with his great greasy thumbs and I seen him hurr on this here slice.'

    'I was only giving it the butler's rub.'"
    --P. O'Brian, The Commodore, 90

    March 16, 2008