rub (multiple things) together

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rub (multiple things) together

To exert pressure on two or more things while moving them in continuous contact with one another to create friction. Starting a fire isn't just as easy as rubbing two sticks together. She put soap in her hands and rubbed them together to form a lather.
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rub something together

to press two things together and move them back and forth. Sam rubbed his fingers together, indicating that he needed some money before he could continue. Mary rubbed her hands together to get them warmed up.
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1 After wetting and thoroughly soaping your hands rub them together palm to palm.
2 YOU CAN RUB YOUR WRISTS TOGETHER SOME people say that when you apply perfume on your wrists, you shouldn't rub them together, otherwise you lose the top notes, but Nathalie says that's a myth.
can rub your wrists together 2You Some people say that when you apply perfume on your wrists, you shouldn't rub them together, otherwise you lose the top notes but Nathalie argued that's a myth.
For sciency reasons (enzymes, compounds), kale benefits from a literal massage, where you take the leaves and rub them together until they soften.
Simply apply glue to the edges of one or both boards and rub them together to help spread the glue evenly before clamping.
Weigh your flour and butter into a your flour and butter into a large bowl and rub them together with your fingertips until combined.
Put the flour and butter in a bowl and rub them together with your fingers (pic 1).
If you rub them together, you will see why they're also know as Pig Squeak.
* Rub them together vigorously with soap and water for at least 10-15 seconds.
Pat them dry and then rub them together until you feel them begin to warm up.
2 Make the crumble by putting the flour and butter in a bowl, and rub them together to make a crumb mixture.
Rub them together between your fingers until it has a breadcrumb consistency.
Weigh the flour and butter into a bowl and rub them together using your fingers – grab a handful of the mix, then rub your thumbs over your fingers like a washboard until there's nothing left in them and repeat.
Rub them together using your fingertips (as if you are tickling the mixture) until you get a fine crumbly mixture.
Pat them dry and then rub them together until you feel them begin to warm up (this helps stimulate the flow of energy).