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Rub out   /rəb aʊt/   Listen
Rub out

verb
1.
Remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing.  Synonyms: efface, erase, score out, wipe off.






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"Rub out" Quotes from Famous Books



... direct NOT to rub out the paint, but to FLOW it on; the reason being that if such stuff were rubbed out there would be but little left to cover, would be transparent. Our Cottage Colors have great strength or body, and, like any good paint, should be worked out well under the brush. The covering property of ...
— The American Missionary - Volume 42, No. 3, March 1888 • Various

... frication^, rub; elbow grease; rosin; massage; roughness &c 256. rolling friction, sliding friction, starting friction. V. rub, scratch, scrape, scrub, slide, fray, rasp, graze, curry, scour, polish, rub out, wear down, gnaw; file, grind &c (reduce to powder) 330. set one's teeth on edge; rosin. Adj. ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget



Words linked to "Rub out" :   delete, cut out, sponge, efface, scratch out, rub, cancel



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