Definitions of rub

The word "rub" uses 3 letters: bru.

RUB is playable in:

Words With Friends7
Scrabble US5
Scrabble UK5

v. t. - 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. 2

v. t. - To move over the surface of (a body) with pressure and friction; to graze; to chafe; as, the boat rubs the ground. 2

v. t. - To cause (a body) to move with pressure and friction along a surface; as, to rub the hand over the body. 2

v. t. - To spread a substance thinly over; to smear. 2

v. t. - To scour; to burnish; to polish; to brighten; to cleanse; -- often with up or over; as, to rub up silver. 2

v. t. - To hinder; to cross; to thwart. 2

v. i. - To move along the surface of a body with pressure; to grate; as, a wheel rubs against the gatepost. 2

v. i. - To fret; to chafe; as, to rub upon a sore. 2

v. i. - To move or pass with difficulty; as, to rub through woods, as huntsmen; to rub through the world. 2

n. - The act of rubbing; friction. 2

n. - 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. 2

n. - Inequality of surface, as of the ground in the game of bowls; unevenness. 2

n. - Something grating to the feelings; sarcasm; joke; as, a hard rub. 2

n. - Imperfection; failing; fault. 2

n. - A chance. 2

n. - A stone, commonly flat, used to sharpen cutting tools; a whetstone; -- called also rubstone. 2

Direct anagrams of rub:

bur7 urb7

Words formed by adding one letter before or after rub (in bold), or to bru in any order:

l - blur9 burl9

t - brut8

h - buhr10

a - bura8

d - burd9 drub9

g - burg10 grub10

n - burn9

p - burp11

r - burr8

s - burs8 rubs8 urbs8

y - bury10 ruby10

c - curb11

e - rube8

Shorter words found within bru

Adding one letter to bru does not form any other word in Words With Friends word list.

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