Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rub_down

1 sense of rubdown

Sense 1
rubdown -- (the act of rubbing down, usually for relaxation or medicinal purposes)
       => massage -- (kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rub_down

2 senses of rub down

Sense 1
abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off -- (wear away)
       => wear away, wear off -- (diminish, as by friction; "Erosion wore away the surface")

Sense 2
massage, rub down, knead -- (manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes; "She rubbed down her child with a sponge")
       => manipulate -- (hold something in one's hands and move it)

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