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rub off

  • 1 rub off — index deface, obliterate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 rub off — v. 1) (D; intr.) to rub off on, onto (the paint rubbed off on my shirt) 2) (colloq.) (D; intr.) to rub off on, onto ( to affect ) (we hoped that some of these cultural activities would rub off on our children) * * * [ rʌb ɒf] onto (the paint rub… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 3 rub off — {v.} 1. To remove or be removed by rubbing; erase. * /The teacher rubs the problem off the chalkboard./ * /After Ann shook hands with the president, she would not shake hands with anyone else because she thought that the good luck would rub off./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 4 rub off — {v.} 1. To remove or be removed by rubbing; erase. * /The teacher rubs the problem off the chalkboard./ * /After Ann shook hands with the president, she would not shake hands with anyone else because she thought that the good luck would rub off./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5 rub off — intransitive verb Date: 1950 to become transferred < bad habits rubbed off on them > < carbon rubs off on your hands > • rub off noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 rub off — verb a) To cause to come off by rubbing We had to rub off all the graffiti from the wall b) To clean by rubbing. He was wet through with the dew and quite earthy from diving into the burrows the Boy had made for him in the flower bed, and Nana… …

    Wiktionary

  • 7 Rub-off —    This is the act of extracting and copying the pattern of a particular garment or item. Some manufacturers will purchase a garment at retail and, using chalk and muslin, rub off the seams onto the muslin in order to steal the pattern of that… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • 8 rub-off — noun see rub off …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 rub off — phr verb Rub off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑dirt …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 rub off — Synonyms and related words: ablate, abrade, abrase, bark, chafe, erase, erode, file, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, gnaw, gnaw away, grate, graze, grind, rasp, raze, rub away, rub out, scour, scrape, scrub, scuff, skin, tatter, wear, wear away, wear… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 rub off on — verb To adapt to a way of behaving after constant exposure to it The hippie way of life seems to have rubbed off on him, as hes a flower power aficionado …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 Rub-off — (сдвиговое) смазывание (изображения); Смазывающаяся с оттиска краска …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 13 Rub-off ink — Отмаранная с оттиска краска …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 14 Rub-off inking — Нанесение покрытия путём натирания …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 15 Rub-off type — Переводной шрифт …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 16 To rub off — Rub Rub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rubbing}.] [Probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. rhwbiaw, gael. rub.] 1. To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 To rub off — Стирать (изображение) …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 18 rub — /rub/, v., rubbed, rubbing, n. v.t. 1. to subject the surface of (a thing or person) to pressure and friction, as in cleaning, smoothing, polishing, coating, massaging, or soothing: to rub a table top with wax polish; to rub the entire back area …

    Universalium

  • 19 Rub — Rub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rubbing}.] [Probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. rhwbiaw, gael. rub.] 1. To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the action… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 rub — Synonyms and related words: Discordia, Eris, ablate, abrade, abrase, afflict, aggravate, agonize, ail, air dry, anhydrate, annoy, apple of discord, attouchement, bake, bandage, bar, bark, bathe, bite, block, blockade, blot, bone of contention,… …

    Moby Thesaurus