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Is rub a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word rub is a Scrabble US word. The word rub is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

R1U1B3

Is rub a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word rub is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

R1U1B3

Is rub a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word rub is a Words With Friends word. The word rub is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

R1U2B4

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3 letters words from 'rub'

BRU 5BUR 5
RUB 5URB 5

2 letters words from 'rub'

UR 2 

All 3 letters words made out of rub

rub urb rbu bru ubr bur

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Definitions and meaning of rub

rub

Etymology

From Middle English rubben, possibly from Low German rubben, rubbeling or Saterland Frisian rubben. Or, of North Germanic origin, such as Swedish rubba (to move, scrub), all from Proto-Germanic *reufaną (to tear).

Cognate with Saterland Frisian rubje (to rub, scrape), German Low German rubben (to rub), Low German rubblig (rough, uneven), Dutch robben, rubben (to rub smooth; scrape; scrub), Danish rubbe (to rub, scrub), Icelandic and Norwegian rubba (to scrape).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹʌb/, [ɹɐb], enPR: rŭb
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹʌb/, enPR: rŭb
  • Rhymes: -ʌb

Noun

rub (plural rubs)

  1. An act of rubbing.
    Give that lamp a good rub and see if any genies come out
  2. A difficulty or problem.
  3. (archaic) A quip or sarcastic remark.
  4. In the game of crown green bowls, any obstacle by which a bowl is diverted from its normal course.
  5. Any substance designed to be applied by rubbing.
    a heat rub intended for muscular strains
    1. A mixture of spices applied to meat before it is barbecued.

Synonyms

  • (a difficulty or problem): hitch, hiccup, catch, kink, glitch, snag

Translations

Verb

rub (third-person singular simple present rubs, present participle rubbing, simple past and past participle rubbed)

  1. (transitive) To move (one object) while maintaining contact with another object over some area, with pressure and friction.
  2. (transitive) To rub something against (a second thing).
    • 1536 (originally published, the quote if from a later edited version of unknown date), Thomas Elyot, The Castel of Helth
      It shall be expedient, after that body is cleaned, to rub the body with a coarse linen cloth.
  3. (intransitive) To be rubbed against something.
  4. (transitive) To spread a substance thinly over; to smear.
    meat rubbed with spices before barbecuing
  5. (dated) To move or pass with difficulty.
  6. To scour; to burnish; to polish; to brighten; to cleanse; often with up or over.
    to rub up silver
    • a. 1716, Robert South, Man Created in God's Image
      The whole business of our redemption is, in short, only to rub over the defaced copy of the creation
  7. To hinder; to cross; to thwart.
  8. (transitive, bowls) To touch the jack with the bowl.

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • rub in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • rub in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
  • rub at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • “rub” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

References

Anagrams

  • bru, bur, bur-

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *rǫbъ (something which was cut), from *rǫbati (to cut, chop).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rup/
  • Rhymes: -up
  • Homophone: rup

Noun

rub m

  1. back (the reverse side)
  2. the other (often negative) aspect of a situation

Declension

Antonyms

  • líc

Derived terms

  • naruby

See also

  • vzhůru nohama
  • rubat
  • rub on the Czech Wikipedia.Wikipedia cs

References

Further reading

  • rub in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • rub in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Lower Sorbian

Alternative forms

  • rubaj

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [rup]

Verb

rub

  1. second-person singular imperative of rubaś

Manx

Etymology

Borrowed from English rub.

Noun

rub m (genitive singular rub, plural rubbyn)

  1. rub

Verb

rub (verbal noun rubbey or rubbal)

  1. to rub

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *rǫbъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rûːb/

Noun

rȗb m (Cyrillic spelling ру̑б)

  1. rim
  2. edge, brink

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • RUANA, (Spanish) a woollen outer garment resembling a poncho, worn in parts of South America.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)