Rub and Scratch


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Rub verb – Scrape or rub as if to relieve itching.
Scratch is a synonym for rub in continue topic. In some cases you can use "Scratch" instead the word "Rub" as a verb or a noun. popular alternative
Synonyms for Rub


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Scratch verb – To pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface.
Usage example: the branches of the willow tree scratch against the windowpane whenever the wind blows

Rub is a synonym for scratch in cut topic. You can use "Rub" instead the word "Scratch" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as continue. popular alternative
Nearby Words: scratched, scratchy, scratching
Synonyms for Scratch

Common collocations

nose rub nose scratch nose
word rub word scratch word
hand rub hand scratch hand
way rub way scratch way
Other nouns: face, dirt, hair, head, back, paint, belly, eyes, heads.

Both words in one sentence

  • Speculative Fiction fanatics are always raving about how "hard" the science is in various stories — but it's not like you can rub a story with a piece of quartz and see if it leaves a scratch on the plot.
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Scratch and Rub. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 21, from
Rub & Scratch. N.p., 2016. Web. 21 Jan. 2021. <>.
Scratch or Rub. 2016. Accessed January 21, 2021.

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