Rub vs. Grinding

Rub vs. Grinding — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Rub and Grinding

Rubverb

To apply pressure and friction to (a surface).

Grindingverb

To reduce to small bits or crush to a fine powder

grind wheat into flour.grind coffee beans.

Rubverb

To clean, polish, or manipulate by the application of pressure and friction.

Grindingverb

To shape, sharpen, or refine with friction

grind scissors to a fine edge.grind lenses for eyeglasses.

Rubverb

To apply to a surface firmly and with friction

rub lotion on the hands.rub dye into the fabric.

Grindingverb

To rub (two surfaces) together harshly; gnash

grind one's teeth.
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Rubverb

To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly

rub an eraser over the blackboard.rubbed my fingers over the sore spot.

Grindingverb

To bear down on harshly; crush

The team's spirit was ground down by harsh losses.

Rubverb

To cause to become worn, chafed, or irritated.

Grindingverb

To oppress or weaken gradually or persistently

“Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law” (Oliver Goldsmith).

Rubverb

To remove, erase, or expunge

rub away a stain.rubbed the sleep from my eyes.

Grindingverb

To operate by turning a crank

ground a hurdy-gurdy.
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Rubverb

To exert pressure or friction on something.

Grindingverb

To instill or teach by persistent repetition

ground the truth into their heads.

Rubverb

To wear or chafe with friction

My shoes were beginning to rub.

Grindingverb

To perform the operation of grinding something.

Rubverb

To cause irritation or annoyance.

Grindingverb

To become crushed, pulverized, or powdered by friction

Those coffee beans ground easily.

Rubverb

To move along in contact with a surface; graze or scrape.

Grindingverb

To move with noisy friction; grate

a train grinding along rusty rails.

Rubverb

To be transferred or removed by contact or proximity

newsprint that rubbed off on my fingers.wished some of her luck would rub off on me.

Grindingverb

past tense and past participle grind·ed(grīndĭd) To ride a skateboard, a snowboard, or skis over a grind rail or narrow surface, often with the board or skis at right angles to the direction of movement.

Rubnoun

The act of rubbing.

Grindingverb

(Informal) To devote oneself to study or work

grinding for a test.grinding away at housework.

Rubnoun

The application of friction and pressure

a back rub.

Grindingverb

past tense and past participle grind·ed(grīndĭd) Slang To rotate the pelvis erotically, as while dancing or performing a striptease.

Rubnoun

A liniment or balm.

Grindingnoun

The act of grinding.

Rubnoun

A seasoning made of ground spices and herbs, applied to the surface of meat, fish, or vegetables before cooking.

Grindingnoun

A crunching or grinding noise.

Rubnoun

An unevenness on a surface.

Grindingnoun

A specific grade or degree of pulverization, as of coffee beans

drip grind.

Rubnoun

An act or remark that annoys or hurts another.

Grindingnoun

Bits of ground coffee; grounds.

Rubnoun

A difficulty or obstacle

"The rub for extraterrestrial life on Europa is that the moon's surface is an icy wasteland" (William J. Broad).

Grindingnoun

(Informal) A laborious task, routine, or study

the daily grind.

Rubnoun

An act of rubbing.

Give that lamp a good rub and see if any genies come out

Grindingnoun

(Informal) A student who works or studies excessively.

Rubnoun

A difficulty or problem.

Grindingnoun

(Slang) An erotic rotation of the pelvis.

Rubnoun

In the game of crown green bowls: any obstacle by which a bowl is diverted from its normal course.

Grindingnoun

The action of grinding together or crushing into small particles.

Ominous creakings and grindings came from the innards of the machine.

Rubnoun

Any substance designed to be applied by rubbing.

a heat rub intended for muscular strains

Grindingnoun

(dance) A form of dance in which two people rub their bodies together.

Rubnoun

A mixture of spices applied to meat before it is barbecued.

Grindingnoun

(online gaming) Repeatedly performing the same quest or similar in-game activity in order to amass points or wealth.

Rubverb

(transitive) To move (one object) while maintaining contact with another object over some area, with pressure and friction.

I rubbed the cloth over the glass.The cat rubbed itself against my leg.I rubbed my hands together for warmth.

Grindingadjective

Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding.

The meeting came to a grinding halt when the two sides could not agree.

Rubverb

(transitive) To rub something against (a second thing).

I rubbed the glass with the cloth.

Grindingadjective

Hard and tedious.

a week filled with grinding toil

Rubverb

(intransitive) To be rubbed against something.

My shoes are beginning to rub.

Grindingnoun

matter resulting from the process of grinding;

vegetable grindings clogged the drain

Rubverb

(transitive) To spread a substance thinly over; to smear.

meat rubbed with spices before barbecuing

Grindingnoun

a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)

Rubverb

(dated) To move or pass with difficulty.

to rub through woods, as huntsmen

Grindingnoun

the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

Rubverb

To scour; to burnish; to polish; to brighten; to cleanse; often with up or over.

to rub up silver

Rubverb

To hinder; to cross; to thwart.

Rubnoun

an unforeseen obstacle

Rubnoun

the act of rubbing or wiping;

he gave the hood a quick rub

Rubverb

move over something with pressure;

rub my handsrub oil into her skin

Rubverb

cause friction;

my sweater scratches

Rubverb

scrape or rub as if to relieve itching;

Don't scratch your insect bites!