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Rub vs. Massage

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Rubnoun

An act of rubbing.

‘Give that lamp a good rub and see if any genies come out’;

Massagenoun

The action of rubbing, kneading or hitting someone's body, to help the person relax, prepare for muscular action (as in contact sports) or to relieve aches.

‘Having a massage can have many beneficial effects.’;

Rubnoun

A difficulty or problem.

Massageverb

(transitive) To rub and knead (someone's body or a part of a body), to perform a massage on (somebody).

Rubnoun

In the game of crown green bowls: any obstacle by which a bowl is diverted from its normal course.

Massageverb

(transitive) To manipulate (data, a document etc.) to make it more presentable or more convenient to work with.

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Rubnoun

Any substance designed to be applied by rubbing.

‘a heat rub intended for muscular strains’;

Massageverb

(transitive) To falsify (data or accounts).

Rubnoun

A mixture of spices applied to meat before it is barbecued.

Massagenoun

A rubbing or kneading of the body, especially when performed as a hygienic or remedial measure.

Rubverb

(transitive) To move (one object) while maintaining contact with another object over some area, with pressure and friction.

‘I rubbed the cloth over the glass.’; ‘The cat rubbed itself against my leg.’; ‘I rubbed my hands together for warmth.’;

Massageverb

To treat by means of massage; to rub or knead; as, to massage a patient with ointment.

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Rubverb

(transitive) To rub something against (a second thing).

‘I rubbed the glass with the cloth.’;

Massagenoun

kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation

Rubverb

(intransitive) To be rubbed against something.

‘My shoes are beginning to rub.’;

Massageverb

manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes;

‘She rubbed down her child with a sponge’;

Rubverb

(transitive) To spread a substance thinly over; to smear.

‘meat rubbed with spices before barbecuing’;

Massageverb

give a massage to;

‘She massaged his sore back’;

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Rubverb

(dated) To move or pass with difficulty.

‘to rub through woods, as huntsmen’;

Massagenoun

the rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain

‘massage can ease tiredness’; ‘a massage will help loosen you up’;

Rubverb

To scour; to burnish; to polish; to brighten; to cleanse; often with up or over.

‘to rub up silver’;

Massageverb

rub and knead (a person or part of the body) with the hands

‘she massaged his tired muscles’;

Rubverb

To hinder; to cross; to thwart.

Massageverb

rub a substance into (the skin or hair)

‘gently massage the cream on to your face’;

Rubverb

To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the action of something moving back and forth; as, to rub the flesh with the hand; to rub wood with sandpaper.

‘It shall be expedient, after that body is cleaned, to rub the body with a coarse linen cloth.’;

Massageverb

manipulate (facts or figures) to give a more acceptable result

‘the accounts had been massaged to suit the government’;

Rubverb

To move over the surface of (a body) with pressure and friction; to graze; to chafe; as, the boat rubs the ground.

Massage

Massage is the manipulation of the body's soft tissues. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device.

Rubverb

To cause (a body) to move with pressure and friction along a surface; as, to rub the hand over the body.

‘Two bones rubbed hard against one another.’;

Rubverb

To spread a substance thinly over; to smear.

‘The smoothed plank, . . .New rubbed with balm.’;

Rubverb

To scour; to burnish; to polish; to brighten; to cleanse; - often with up or over; as, to rub up silver.

‘The whole business of our redemption is to rub over the defaced copy of the creation.’;

Rubverb

To hinder; to cross; to thwart.

‘'T is the duke's pleasure,Whose disposition, all the world well knows,Will not be rubbed nor stopped.’;

Rubverb

To move along the surface of a body with pressure; to grate; as, a wheel rubs against the gatepost.

Rubverb

To fret; to chafe; as, to rub upon a sore.

Rubverb

To move or pass with difficulty; as, to rub through woods, as huntsmen; to rub through the world.

Rubnoun

The act of rubbing; friction.

Rubnoun

That which rubs; that which tends to hinder or obstruct motion or progress; hindrance; obstruction, an impediment; especially, a difficulty or obstruction hard to overcome; a pinch.

‘Every rub is smoothed on our way.’; ‘To sleep, perchance to dream; ay, there's the rub.’; ‘Upon this rub, the English ambassadors thought fit to demur.’; ‘One knows not, certainly, what other rubs might have been ordained for us by a wise Providence.’;

Rubnoun

Inequality of surface, as of the ground in the game of bowls; unevenness.

Rubnoun

Something grating to the feelings; sarcasm; joke; as, a hard rub.

Rubnoun

Imperfection; failing; fault.

Rubnoun

A chance.

‘Flight shall leave no Greek a rub.’;

Rubnoun

A stone, commonly flat, used to sharpen cutting tools; a whetstone; - called also rubstone.

Rubnoun

an unforeseen obstacle

Rubnoun

the act of rubbing or wiping;

‘he gave the hood a quick rub’;

Rubverb

move over something with pressure;

‘rub my hands’; ‘rub oil into her skin’;

Rubverb

cause friction;

‘my sweater scratches’;

Rubverb

scrape or rub as if to relieve itching;

‘Don't scratch your insect bites!’;

Rubverb

apply firm pressure to the surface of (something), using a repeated back and forth motion

‘she rubbed her arm, where she had a large bruise’; ‘he rubbed at the earth on his jeans’;

Rubverb

move (one's hand, a cloth, or another object) back and forth against a surface

‘he rubbed a finger round the rim of his mug’;

Rubverb

apply (ointment, polish, or a similar substance) with a back and forth motion

‘she took out her suncream and rubbed some on her nose’;

Rubverb

make dry, clean, or smooth by rubbing

‘she found a towel and began rubbing her hair’; ‘I rubbed myself dry’;

Rubverb

work an ingredient into (a mixture) by breaking and blending it with firm movements of one's fingers

‘sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the fat’;

Rubverb

reproduce the design of (a sepulchral brass or a stone) by rubbing paper laid on it with coloured wax, pencil, or chalk, etc.

‘he was rubbing an old brass’;

Rubverb

(with reference to two things) move or cause to move to and fro against each other with a certain amount of friction

‘many insects make noises by rubbing parts of their bodies together’; ‘the ice breaks into small floes that rub against each other’;

Rubverb

(of shoes or other hard items in contact with the skin) cause pain through friction

‘badly fitting shoes can rub painfully’;

Rubverb

(of a bowl) be slowed or diverted by the unevenness of the ground.

Rubnoun

an act of rubbing

‘she pulled out a towel and gave her head a quick rub’;

Rubnoun

an ointment designed to be rubbed on the skin to ease pain

‘a muscle rub’;

Rubnoun

the central problem or difficulty in a situation

‘that was the rub—she had not cared enough’;

Rubnoun

(in bowling) an uneven patch of ground that impedes or diverts a bowl.

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