Scatter half the rub over the surface of the meat and then use your fingers to distribute the rub evenly.
rub over the tops with sweet milk before putting in the oven, to give them a glaze.
For lamb fry devilled, rub over with mixture prior to using.
Heat griddle well, rub over till quite greasy with a piece of bacon fat.
When baked and while hot, rub over the top with molasses and let it dry on.
When the skin begins to brown slightly, rub over it a clean piece of cloth dipped in melted butter.
Tom, the gardener, shall take in your bicycle and give it a rub over.
Then give a rub over with an alcohol-charged sponge, this to be immediately followed by a smart polish with the chamois skin.
Before using next day, rub over every part with a clean dry rag.
rub over it a little lard and then dredge with flour: skim off the top of the water and pour over it.
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.