His fingers were rubbing back and forth on the photo, as if he was trying to animate his baby back to life.
For the past week, political junkies throughout my home city of Chicago have been rubbing our hands in giddy anticipation.
The better she does,” she said, rubbing the skin around the clamps, “the heavier it gets.
The stain of congressional Republicans seems to be rubbing off on the GOP presidential candidates as well.
In one picture Kate is pulling down her bikini bottoms and William appears to be rubbing sun cream into her lower back.
"We will go for a walk to-day," said the oblate, rubbing his hands.
We also saw them rubbing their hands over their bodies, after rubbing them over the cross.
“But it is a mistake,” cried Don Cornelio, rubbing the cold sweat from his forehead.
She doesn't need any training; it would be rubbing the bloom off the peach.
It was horrid of you: but you always had a knack of rubbing one up the wrong way.
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.