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rub

Noun

1 an unforeseen obstacle [syn: hang-up, hitch, snag]
2 the act of rubbing or wiping; "he gave the hood a quick rub" [syn: wipe]

Verb

1 move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
2 cause friction; "my sweater scratches" [syn: fray, fret, chafe, scratch]
3 scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; "Don't scratch your insect bites!" [syn: scratch, itch] [also: rubbing, rubbed]rubbing

Noun

1 the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another [syn: friction]
2 representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal
3 effort expended in rubbing one object against another [syn: friction, detrition]rubbing See rub

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An impression of an embossed or incised surface made by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing with graphite, crayon or other coloring agent.

Verb

rubbing
  1. present participle of rub

Extensive Definition

A rubbing is a reproduction of the texture of a surface created by placing a piece of paper or similar material over the subject and then rubbing the paper with something to deposit marks, most commonly charcoal or pencil, but also various forms of blotted and rolled ink, chalk, wax, and many other substances as well.
Common uses for this technique include:

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