In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(with hand, finger)frotarrestregarrefregarmasajearfriccionarshe rubbed the glass clean — frotó el cristal hasta que quedó limpio
- don't rub your eye! — no te restriegues / refriegues el ojo
- to rub one's hands together — frotarse las manos
- they will be rubbing their hands together (with glee) as they watch their shares soar — estarán frotándose las manos al ver cómo suben sus acciones
- rub the oil into your skin — frótese (la piel) / hágase fricciones con el aceite
- rub the cream on your skin — aplíquese frotando la crema en la piel
- rub the fat into the flour — mezclar la grasa y la harina con los dedos
- rub your hair dry with this towel — sécate el pelo con esta toalla
- not to have two farthings / halfpennies / pennies to rub together — no tener donde caerse muerto
- to rub sb the wrong way — caerle mal a algn
2(clean, polish)frotarshe rubbed the silver until it shone — frotó la plata hasta que quedó reluciente
1to rub against / on sth
- these shoes rub against / on my heels — estos zapatos me rozan los talones
- the cat rubbed against my legs — el gato se me restregó contra las piernas
- She wrapped her arms around herself, rubbing her sides.
- Rose winced as she flexed her arm and rubbed the spot where Darryl had grabbed her.
- Jake sat back in the middle of the seat, rubbing a hand across his forehead.
- He put one hand to his chin and rubbed the thumb and forefinger back and forth along his jawline, stroking an absent beard.
- He wrapped his arms around her, rubbing her back, trying to calm her.
- Once the needle was removed and a band-aid placed over the puncture, Ray snatched his arm away and rubbed the spot agitatedly.
- I put both elbows on the glossy table surface, rubbed my temples, and shut my eyes.
- The big cat purred happily in my arms, rubbing her head against my shirt.
- The girl rubbed her temple, trying to alleviate pressure there.
- Jennifer yelped, wrenched her arm away, and rubbed her shoulder.
- I pick up the photo and put an arm around Anders, rubbing his back.
- Jerry Davis shook his head with a grim set to his firm jaw, rubbing the back of his neck with his large, callused hand.
- I rubbed my cold hands over my goosebump-ridden legs and looked up.
- I slowly put my arms around him and rubbed his back lightly.
- He wrapped his arms around me and rubbed my back to comfort me.
- Julia has her arms crossed and she rubs them, obviously cold.
- I smirked and stood up after stretching my arms and rubbing my eyes.
- He touched my cheek with his hand, rubbing his thumb over my cheek.
- She found herself twirling her brown hair around her fingertips and rubbing the toe of her shoe on the floor.
- I shrugged a little before reaching up, rubbing my hand against the back of my neck.
- It is important not to just rub the skin over the area but to apply firm downward pressure with the thumb, knuckle or elbow.
- Maggie warmed him as he had her, rubbing his back and arms.
- Swinging his legs over the side of the bed, Mark rubbed his hand over his face and stretched his legs.
- She moved closer to him and put her arms on his, rubbing them slightly.
- She moved away from the wall and rubbed a hand over her face.
- Timothy rubbed his left hand on the armband on his right arm.
- I resisted the urge to pull her back into my arms and settled for rubbing her shoulder.
- Andrew wrapped his arm around her and rubbed her back and shoulder.
- Daniel took a deep breath, and shook his head a little, rubbing a hand over his eyes.
- He reached out to rub his hand across the curly hair she kept cropped short.
- Lee was able to turn around and wrap his arms around her waist rubbing her back.
- She swallowed hard and moved, rubbing the cloth over a greasy part of the counter yet to be attended to in her study.
- He disappeared into the house, and I began warming my arms by rubbing them.
- She rubbed the towel over his knee, applying a faint pressure, which took his mind off the pain.
- The ointment must be rubbed into the area, not just applied superficially.
- After your shower/bath get some baby powder or scented lotion and rub it all over your body.
- To remove rust marks from old linen, rub in a mixture of lemon juice and salt and leave for 2-3 hours in the sun.
- He went over to the first aid kit and got some ointment to rub onto Juliet's wounds.
- At the time, a cream like substance was being rubbed onto my scalp.
- Wipe the foliage clean, if necessary, and if you wish, rub a little vegetable oil on the leaves to heighten the gloss.
- Usually the insecticide lotion should be rubbed onto your, or your child's, scalp and hair and left for a minimum of 12 hours before you wash it out.
- She had different ointments to rub on and disinfectants to wash out cuts.
- Next, a mixture of fine sea salt, cocoa, vitamin C and Chocolate Body Syrup is rubbed into the skin.
- She dipped her fingers into the tub, and began to rub something onto Claire's belly.
- If babies are teething, rub peppermint oil or aloe vera gel on the gums, or give them a teaspoon of the chamomile/ginger tea brew as needed.
- Ask your chemist about sugar-free teething gel or powder which can be rubbed on your baby's gums.
- Many women get relief with the hormonal creams that are rubbed on the skin, but they haven't been studied as extensively for risks.
- She just laughed and handed me some ointment that I rubbed on and, as I write this, I'm still hobbling around the office.
- Afterwards, I wouldn't let her dry me off, but she insisted on rubbing oils into my skin.
- Another reader experienced a severe skin reaction after rubbing catnip on her arms.
- Robin usually mixes citronella, tea-tree oil or eucalyptus oils with a base oil and rubs it on her exposed skin.
- Sarah smiled as she opened a little bottle of lotion and rubbed some on her wrist.
- I could smell the sweet polish that had been rubbed deep into the grain.
2(act)he gave his knee a good rub — se frotó bien la rodilla
- give your hair a quick rub — sécate un poco el pelo con la toalla
- give my feet a rub — masajéame los pies
3(polish)give it a rub to make it shine — frótalo (con un paño) para sacarle brillo
4(difficulty)the rub — el problema
- there's the rub — ahí está el problema
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