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  • n. The action of rubbing, for example polishing or massaging
  • n. revision, the act of bringing back to memory information


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  • He was still lingering in the pantry in the greatness of his zeal, giving a rub-up to a plated cruet stand the last thing before going to bed.

    The Secret Sharer

  • You can also do the rub-up strategy: Place a thumb on his belly and the rest of your hand on his back, and gently rub both upward, as if you’re coaxing the gas bubbles up with your hand motion.

    You Raising Your Child


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