"rub out" Definition | Free English Dictionary | international-dictionary.com
header logo
Back To | Home Page       Search

meaning of "

rub out

"  



      
AD 970 X 250

Wiktionary

Synonyms:

See also :kill


Verb:

rub out (third-person singular simple present rubs out, present participle rubbing out, simple past and past participle rubbed out) (transitive) To delete or erase or remove (something) by rubbing. The teacher wanted to rub out the chalk marks on the board. (obsolete) To get by; to live. 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, I.54: The first will understand but little of them, the latter over much; they might perhaps live and rub out in the middle region. (transitive, criminal slang) To kill. 1942, James Thurber, The Catbird Seat: It was just a week to the day since Mr. Martin had decided to rub out Mrs. Ulgine Barrows. We had to rub out that witness.


Reference:

rub out

See a mistake? Help us improve the quality of the definitions. It's fast and easy - simply click the edit icons and follow the prompts. Thank you for your help!







AD 728 X 90

Visitor Input:

Visitors are welcome to help us expand the meaning of rub out. Fill in the form below to add your definition, example or comment.

 

Post Your Input


 
Enter your name
 
Definition Example Comment
 

Prove you are not a machine
Enter the code

You agree with international-dictionary.com terms of use and privacy policy

 


AD 160 X 600


Thank you for visiting international-dictionary.com, a free online dictionary with over 200,000 definitions of words and phrases. You are visitor 80 on this page. Please help us expand the meaning of rub out by providing an alternate definition or example above. Please add comments to help us improve the site. There are 2 Categories for this word. This is word 213567 in our dictionary.




Copyright © 2018 | international-dictionary.com | All Rights Reserved
Home Page | Privacy Policy | Terms Of Use