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rub

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The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
rub

Plural
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  1. An act of rubbing.
    Give that lamp a good rub and see if any genies come out
  2. A difficulty or problem.
    Therein lies the rub.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to rub

Third person singular
rubs

Simple past
rubbed

Past participle
-

Present participle
rubbing

to rub (third-person singular simple present rubs, present participle rubbing, simple past and past participle rubbed)
  1. To move one object while maintaining contact with another object over some area.
    I rubbed the cloth over the glass.
    The cat rubbed itself against my leg.
    I rubbed my hands together for warmth.
  2. To rub something against.
    I rubbed the glass with the cloth.
  3. To rub against something.
    My shoes are beginning to rub.

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Croatian

Noun

rub

  1. rim

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