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  • n. Plural form of rub.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rub.


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  • 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.

    Doctor of Gats and Dames

  • 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.

    Celebrating Barbecue

  • As much as the word reluctantly rubs me the wrong way, I still haven't heard this: Sorry. | Top Stories

  • The favorite prank is the old stunt where we take a novice hunter out to scout around and show him/her some deer sign such as rubs, tracks, scrapes and scat.

    Get Your Hunting Camp Featured in F&S!

  • Perhaps she even eshews the typical application of antiperspirant and 'rubs' it in her 'elbow pits' instead.

    Synthesis: Putting It Together

  • And it ` s-- actually, I talk to him every day, some of the stuff that he tells me and some of the stuff that he doesn ` t tell me or even the investigators just kind of rubs me the wrong way, you know.

    CNN Transcript May 22, 2009

  • After you make $109 million in seven years or dump your wife to marry a beer heiress, the empathy shine kind of rubs off you.

    Chip Collis: It's The Con Job, Stupid!

  • I think that's -- you know, kind of rubs people the wrong way.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2007

  • And the way they present themselves as though they have no history, as though this was the only marriage, I think that, you know, kind of rubs people the wrong way.

    CNN Transcript Jul 20, 2007

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