Give your cutting board a good rinse and rub down with a dish cloth or scrub brush.
A rub down, a pint of beer, and water and feed in an hour, and I'll come to see him myself late to-night.
Prepare an additional half pint of good gravy, put into it two spoonfuls of ketchup, and rub down a tea-spoonful of flour with it.
He trotted away to the gymnasium before the meeting was quite over and took his bath and rub down almost alone.
Before serving, rub down half a spoonful of flour with half a pint of good cream, and a piece of butter the size of a walnut.
Pumice-stone: When powdered and mixed with oil is used to rub down surfaces, as the first coat of varnish on an engine.
“Take this plug and give him a rub down, Chintz,” said Iredale.
Moving into another house it is advised to rub down the walls with fresh baked bread.
"Well, I am going to my rooms and take a rub down," said Paul.
The finishing touches will be a rub down with a hound glove, such as is sold in the kennel supply stores.
early 14c., transitive and intransitive, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to East Frisian rubben "to scratch, rub," and Low German rubbeling "rough, uneven," or similar words in Scandinavian (cf. Danish rubbe "to rub, scrub," Norwegian rubba), of uncertain origin. Related: Rubbed; rubbing.
To rub (someone) the wrong way is from 1853; probably the notion is of cats' fur. To rub noses in greeting as a sign of friendship (attested from 1822) formerly was common among Eskimos, Maoris, and some other Pacific Islanders. Rub out "obliterate" is from 1560s; underworld slang sense of "kill" is recorded from 1848, American English. Rub off "remove by rubbing" is from 1590s; meaning "have an influence" is recorded from 1959.
"act of rubbing," 1610s, from rub (v.); earlier "obstacle, inequality on ground" (1580s, common in 17c.) which is the figure in Hamlet's there's the rub (1602).
The application of friction and pressure.
Such a procedure applied to the body.