rub together

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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Place the flour and butter in a bowl and rub together to a crumb consistency.
Without two dimes to rub together, organising a bridal shower to remember will be tricky.
2 Put all the crumble ingredients - minus the nuts - into a bowl or food mixer and rub together into breadcrumbs.
FOR THE PASTRY | 350g plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting | 160g roasted hazelnuts, blitzed until fine | 100g icing sugar | Finely grated zest of 2 large lemons | 1 tsp ground cinnamon | 200g cold butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing | 2 large free-range eggs and 1 yolk, beaten FOR THE FILLING | 300g raspberry jam | Zest of 1 lemon | 2 tbsp lemon juice JAMMY TARTS 1 Put all the pastry ingredients except the eggs in a bowl and rub together with your fingers until it's like a crumble.
EMMERDALE (7pm ITV) BERNICE and Kerry may not have two qualifications to rub together, but their beauty salon takes a step closer to becoming reality when Bernice gets Andy to take his shirt off so she can practise her massaging skills.
These women, whose thighs often rub together uncomfortably, may feel their thighs are disproportionate to their body, and feel self-conscious or embarrassed to be seen in shorts that ride up or at the beach in a bikini.
The 48-year-old actress explained that during her childhood, when they didn't have two nickels to rub together, her mother always made sure that she along with her sisters had two grosgrain ribbons in their hair.
As these things rub together it is very much like a river rock, a river stone, they get polished and sculpted into that round shape that Leda saw when she visited," added Ulrich.
A chest infection can cause inflammation, which causes pain as the layers rub together.
Cut cold butter into small pieces and place in mixing bowl with sifted flour - rub together until crumbley.
OSPREYS 10 BATH 21 OSPREYS coach Steve Tandy admits he has hardly got two props to rub together as the RaboDirect Pro12 champions start the defence of their trophy.
Immediately after the polymer surfaces rub together, they are mechanically separated, creating an air gap that isolates the charge on the PDMS surface and forms a dipole moment.
So, mechanics, before the 30mm turret's braided hydraulic hoses on your AH-64A/D rub together or get caught in the flex chute, you should take action to prevent hose damage.
The pull of gravity propels riders down the tubes, while water reduces friction, or resistance to movement when two objects rub together, making the slides' plastic surfaces slippery.