rub

Part of speech: noun

A chance.

Part of speech: verb

To move or pass over with friction and pressure; graze, grate, or scrape.

Part of speech: verb

To polish or erase by friction.

Part of speech: noun

A rubbing.

Part of speech: noun

Something that rubs; a hindrance; difficulty.

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Usage examples "rub":

  1. We next rub the cover back and forth on its seat, so that the marking on the cover will mark the high spots on the cylinder face. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. As soon as you become aware that you have got upon the wrong track, stop and rub out your work until an earlier stage that was right is reached, and start along again from this point. - "The Practice and Science Of Drawing", Harold Speed.
  3. Ah, that was the rub! - "Her Weight in Gold", George Barr McCutcheon.