rub one's hands

rub one's hands rub one's hands together to show keen satisfaction.
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  • rub one's hands — To rub one s palms together, esp as a sign of satisfaction • • • Main Entry: ↑rub * * * rub one s hands together to show keen satisfaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub one's hands — together to show keen satisfaction. → rub …   English new terms dictionary

  • rub — ► VERB (rubbed, rubbing) 1) apply firm pressure to (a surface) with a repeated back and forth motion. 2) move to and fro against a surface while pressing or grinding against it. 3) apply with a rubbing action. 4) (rub down) dry, smooth, or clean… …   English terms dictionary

  • rub — 1. v. & n. v. (rubbed, rubbing) 1 tr. move one s hand or another object with firm pressure over the surface of. 2 tr. (usu. foll. by against, in, on, over) apply (one s hand etc.) in this way. 3 tr. clean or polish or make dry or bare by rubbing …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub — verb (rubs, rubbing, rubbed) 1》 apply firm pressure to the surface of, using a repeated back and forth motion.     ↘move to and fro against a surface.     ↘apply with a rubbing action: she rubbed some cream on her nose.     ↘(rub something… …   English new terms dictionary

  • rub — /rub/, v., rubbed, rubbing, n. v.t. 1. to subject the surface of (a thing or person) to pressure and friction, as in cleaning, smoothing, polishing, coating, massaging, or soothing: to rub a table top with wax polish; to rub the entire back area …   Universalium

  • rub — [[t]rʌb[/t]] v. rubbed, rub•bing, n. 1) to subject (something) to pressure and friction, as in cleaning, polishing, or massaging; move one thing back and forth or with a rotary motion along the surface of (something else) 2) to move, spread, or… …   From formal English to slang

  • rub — rub1 S3 [rʌb] v past tense and past participle rubbed present participle rubbing [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Low German rubben] 1.) [I and T] to move your hand, or something such as a cloth, backwards and forwards over a surface while… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rub — rub1 [ rʌb ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to press and move your hands or an object over a surface: rubbing the magic lamp rub something off something: Rub off the skins of the peppers when they have softened. a ) to move something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rub — I UK [rʌb] / US verb Word forms rub : present tense I/you/we/they rub he/she/it rubs present participle rubbing past tense rubbed past participle rubbed ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to press and move your hands or an object over a surface The… …   English dictionary

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