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rub something away

to remove something by chafing or rubbing. See if you can rub some of the dirt away. Rub away the dirt if you can.
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Next, apply an exfoliating scrub to further rub away dead skin.
At Home: The shelves of Boots and Superdrug are stacked with lotions promising to rub away your lumps and bumps.
At this point he put his hands up to rub away tears from his eyes.
The Microdelivery exfoliating wash, pounds 22, will rub away the dead skin cells, while the Purity one-step facial cleanser, pounds 17.
No7 Stay Perfect Foundation, (EUR16, available at Boots) creates a shimmering sandy colour that will look good whether you're swirling around on the dance floor or sharing a secret in a candle-lit corner and the best thing is it won't rub away.
Over the best part of an hour, the dormant dancers grow, stretch, rub away their make-up and gently shed the fabulous costumes created for them by Ashington-born fashion designer Shriek - and never once do they stop spinning.
If not, take the palm of your hand, place it on the tip of your nose, and rub away the itch in a friendly salute.
Apply VLP generously and gently rub away the flakes with an old soft toothbrush.
Scorch marks on the case around the slots will rub away with a paste of bicarbonate of soda and a drop of water, or a dab of cream cleaner on a damp cloth.
Let the product soak in, peel the sticker, and rub away remaining residue with a clean dry cloth.
You might think getting on your hands and knees to scrub the cooker would rub away any lingering desire in your husband.
Soaking them in warm, soapy water for 10 minutes, then using a pumice stone to rub away the hard skin, will ensure smoother feet.
25, (1) creates a shimmering sandy colour that will look good whether you're swirling around on the dance floor or sharing a secret in a candle-lit corner and the best thing is it won't rub away.
Even my best friend Maria was so bemused by my coffee-coloured complexion that, when we were seven, she used Ajax on a scrubbing brush to try to rub away the "grime".