rub out

rub out
verb
remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
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Please erase the formula on the blackboard—it is wrong!

Syn: ↑erase, ↑score out, ↑efface, ↑wipe off
Derivationally related forms: ↑erasure (for: ↑erase), ↑eraser (for: ↑erase)
Hypernyms: ↑delete, ↑cancel
Hyponyms: ↑sponge, ↑scratch out, ↑cut out
Entailment: ↑rub
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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rub out [phrasal verb]
1 rub (something) out or rub out (something) chiefly Brit : to remove (something) by rubbing especially with an eraser

She rubbed out [=(chiefly US) erased] the wrong answer from her paper and filled in the correct one.

2 rub (someone) out or rub out (someone) US, informal : to murder (someone)

They say that the Mafia rubbed him out.

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Main Entry:rub

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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