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rub down

To stroke, rub, or massage someone's or an animal's body. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rub" and "down." Make sure you rub down the horses after the guests are back from their rides. My husband offered to rub me down after I came home from running the marathon.
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rub (someone or an animal) down

to stroke or massage someone or an animal, for muscular well-being. Sam rubbed his horse down after his ride. He rubbed down his horse.
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rub down

Briskly rub the body, as in a massage. For example, The trainer rubs down marathon runners, or That horse needs rubbing down. This expression was first used (and still is) for rubbing away dust and sweat from a horse. [Late 1600s]
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rub down

v.
1. To rub someone or something thoroughly in order to dry, polish, or coat the surface: I stepped out of the shower and rubbed myself down with a towel. Grab that towel and help me rub down the car. I rubbed down the top of the table with sandpaper. I rubbed myself down with suntan lotion.
2. To massage someone or something thoroughly: The trainer rubbed the boxer down after the match. The hotel masseuse can rub down 20 tourists a day.
3. To work something, such as seasoning, into food by rubbing: It's best to rub the meat down with pepper before cooking. Rub down the surface of the bread with garlic.
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Then he dons an exfoliator glove and proceeds to rub her down from top to toe.
Rub her down with some oil, and by Georgia, I'd be surprised if you didn't end up getting some play before the whole process is through.
"At one point Christina showed me some essential oils and begged me to rub her down from head to toe.
She told a jury the singer grabbed her, said she was "built like a stallion" and asked if he could rub her down.
She quickly learned to doggy paddle quite effectively, but still hasn't mastered the knack of clambering back out onto the bank yet, so I have to fish her out each time and then rub her down and sit her next to the Aga to dry off properly.