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backrub

[bak-ruhb] /ˈbækˌrʌb/
noun
1.
therapeutic manipulation of the muscles of the back; massage of the back.
2.
a liniment or anodyne ointment for relieving muscular soreness:
a tube of greaseless backrub.
Origin
back1 + rub
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Examples for backrub
  • Much has changed since the time when a bedtime backrub was routine.
Contemporary definitions for backrub
noun

the action or process of massaging the back for relief of pain or relaxing muscle stress

Examples

He wanted a backrub after mowing the lawn.

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