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Definition of rub-down noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the act of rubbing someone or something with a cloth or special material, for example to make a person dry or to make something dry, clean, or smooth You may need to give the floor a rub-down with sandpaper.
  2. 2the act of rubbing and pressing a person's body with the hands to reduce pain in the muscles and joints synonym massage
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