rub out

  • 1 rub out — rub (someone) out to kill someone. She got into serious trouble when she ran an ad that said, “Looking for someone to rub out your Ex?” as a joke. Usage notes: generally used when referring to criminals who employ someone to kill an enemy …

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  • 2 rub out — ► rub out 1) erase (pencil marks) with a rubber. 2) N. Amer. informal kill. Main Entry: ↑rub …

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  • 3 rub out — index censor, deface, delete, destroy (efface), expunge, extirpate, obliterate Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 4 rub|out — «RUHB OWT», noun. U.S. Slang. a murder; gangland killing …

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  • 5 Rub-Out — Der Rub Out Test (engl.: Ausreibprüfung), seltener Rub Up Test (engl. Aufreibprüfung)[1], ist eine der am weitesten verbreiteten Prüfungen von Lacken. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Prinzip 2 Durchführung 3 Kritik 4 Sonderfälle …

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  • 6 Rub Out — Der Rub Out Test (engl.: Ausreibprüfung), seltener Rub Up Test (engl. Aufreibprüfung)[1], ist eine der am weitesten verbreiteten Prüfungen von Lacken. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Prinzip 2 Durchführung 3 Kritik 4 Sonderfälle …

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  • 7 rub out — verb remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing Please erase the formula on the blackboard it is wrong! • Syn: ↑erase, ↑score out, ↑efface, ↑wipe off • Derivationally related forms: ↑erasure (for …

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  • 8 rub out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms rub out : present tense I/you/we/they rub out he/she/it rubs out present participle rubbing out past tense rubbed out past participle rubbed out 1) a) British to remove with a rubber something that you have… …

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  • 9 rub out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you rub out something that you have written on paper or a board, you remove it using a rubber or eraser. [V P n (not pron)] She began rubbing out the pencilled marks in the margin. [Also V n P] Syn: erase 2) PHRASAL VERB If one …

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  • 10 rub out — verb a) To delete or erase or remove (something) by rubbing. The teacher wanted to rub out the chalk marks on the board. b) To kill. The first will understand but little of them, the latter over much; they might perhaps live and rub out in the… …

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  • 11 rub out — phr verb Rub out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑word …

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  • 12 rub out — Synonyms and related words: abbreviate, ablate, abrade, abrase, abridge, annihilate, assassinate, bark, blast, blot, blot out, blue pencil, bowdlerize, bump off, cancel, censor, chafe, cool, croak, cross out, cut, decimate, dele, delete, demolish …

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  • 13 rub out — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v., slang, murder, assassinate (see killing). II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To cancel] Syn. eradicate, erase, delete; see cancel 1 , eliminate 1 . 2. [*To kill] Syn. murder, slay, shoot; see kill 1 . III (Roget …

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  • 14 rub out — {v.}, {slang} To destroy completely; kill; eliminate. * /The gangsters rubbed out four policemen before they were caught./ * /The gangsters told the storekeeper that if he did not pay them to protect him, someone would rub him out./ Compare: WIPE …

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  • 15 rub out — {v.}, {slang} To destroy completely; kill; eliminate. * /The gangsters rubbed out four policemen before they were caught./ * /The gangsters told the storekeeper that if he did not pay them to protect him, someone would rub him out./ Compare: WIPE …

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  • 16 rub\ out — v slang To destroy completely; kill; eliminate. The gangsters rubbed out four policemen before they were caught. The gangsters told the storekeeper that if he did not pay them to protect him, someone would rub him out. Compare: wipe out, rid of …

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  • 17 rub out — vb to kill, murder. A euphemism from the language of the American underworld of the 1920s and 1930s, enthusiastically adopted by crime novelists. In modern street parlance the phrase is often shortened to rub …

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  • 18 rub out — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to obliterate or extinguish by or as if by rubbing 2. to destroy completely; specifically kill, murder < somebody rubbed him out…with a twenty two Raymond Chandler > • rubout noun …

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  • 19 rub out — v To kill. Several members of the competing gang were rubbed out. 1940s …

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  • 20 rub out —    to kill    The act of erasing:     Somebody rubbed him out this afternoon with a twenty two. (Chandler, 1939) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms