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Rub up   /rəb əp/   Listen
Rub up

noun
1.
A review that refreshes your memory.






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"Rub up" Quotes from Famous Books



... poets who went there to rub up their muse were like our friend here," said Rastignac, tapping Blondet familiarly on the shoulder, "we should have some fun. But a plague of odes, and ballads, and driveling meditations, and novels with wide margins, pervades the sofas ...
— The Jealousies of a Country Town • Honore de Balzac

... Whether she forgives or not I know not; but she certainly doesn't forget. Doubtless, virtue is its own reward; but there is a double satisfaction in being polite to a person on whom it tells. Another reason for my pleasant relations with the Captain is, that I afford him a chance to rub up his rusty old cosmopolitanism, and trot out his little scraps of old-fashioned reading, some of which are very curious. It is a great treat for him to spin his threadbare yarns over again to a sympathetic listener. These warm July evenings, in the sweet-smelling garden, ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866 • Various



Words linked to "Rub up" :   brushup, United Kingdom, U.K., United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great Britain, review, Britain, UK



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