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Definition of rub off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rub off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

rub off

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rub off on somebody

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rub off onto somebody

 
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(of personal qualities, behaviour, opinions, etc.) to become part of a person’s character as a result of that person spending time with somebody who has those qualities, etc. Her sense of fun has rubbed off on her children. Let’s hope some of his good luck rubs off on me!

rub somethingoff (something)

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rub off

 
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to remove something or to be removed by rubbing She rubbed off the dead skin. The gold colouring had begun to rub off. (British English) If you write on the blackboard, rub it off at the end of the lesson.
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