Definitions For Rub


  • The act of rubbing or wiping
  • An unforeseen obstacle
  • An act of rubbing a surface with your hands or an object
  • Something that causes a difficulty or problem
  • A combination of spices that is rubbed into the surface of meat before the meat is cooked


  • Move over something with pressure
  • Cause friction
  • Scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
  • To move something (such as your hand or an object) back and forth along the surface of (something) while pressing
  • To move (two things) back and forth against each other
  • To move back and forth many times against something in a way that causes pain or damage

Is Rub a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Rub is worth 5 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Rub in a Sentence

  • Could you rub my shoulders?
  • He blinked and rubbed his eyes.
  • The cat rubbed itself against my leg.
  • She's an amazing cook, but she rarely has time to make meals. There's the rub.
  • He used his favorite rub on the steaks.
  • A dry rub for chicken

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