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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In a mixing bowl, rub together 180g self-raising flour, a pinch of table salt and 1 level tsp dried mustard powder with 50g unsalted butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Mr J Clark ASQUEAKS are caused by two materials that rub together.
When the damaging terms of the final Brexit deal become known, everyone with at least two brain cells to rub together will be screaming for a second referendum.
3 Add the butter and rub together with fingertips until the mixture turns crumbly.
Here's the cool part: As the person wearing the material moves, the two layers of fabric rub together and build up static electricity.
For the ultimate crumble topping (Serves 4) Rub together 150g plain flour and 125g unsalted butter to form a rough mixture.
Without two dimes to rub together, organising a bridal shower to remember will be tricky.
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.
When the grains rub together, it creates lightning.
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.
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.