rub down

Definitions of rub down
  1. verb
    manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
    “She rubbed down her child with a sponge”
    synonyms: knead, massage
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    type of:
    hold something in one's hands and move it
  2. verb
    wear away
    synonyms: abrade, abrase, corrade, rub off
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    chafe, excoriate
    tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    scrape with a rasp
    type of:
    wear away, wear off
    diminish, as by friction
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