Synonyms for rub

Synonyms for (noun) rub

Synonyms: rub, wipe

Definition: the act of rubbing or wiping

Usage: he gave the hood a quick rub

Similar words: physical contact, contact

Definition: the act of touching physically

Usage: her fingers came in contact with the light switch


Synonyms: snag, rub, hang-up, hitch

Definition: an unforeseen obstacle

Similar words: obstacle, obstruction

Definition: something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

Usage: lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement; the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education; the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan

Synonyms for (verb) rub

Synonyms: rub

Definition: move over something with pressure

Usage: rub my hands; rub oil into her skin

Similar words: pass, draw, run, guide

Definition: pass over, across, or through

Usage: He ran his eyes over her body; She ran her fingers along the carved figurine; He drew her hair through his fingers


Synonyms: scratch, rub, chafe, fret, fray

Definition: cause friction

Usage: my sweater scratches

Similar words: touch, adjoin, contact, meet

Definition: be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Usage: The two buildings touch; Their hands touched; The wire must not contact the metal cover; The surfaces contact at this point


Synonyms: rub, scratch, itch

Definition: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

Usage: Don't scratch your insect bites!

Similar words: irritate

Definition: excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

Usage: Aspirin irritates my stomach