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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References in classic literature ?
The friction of the two when rubbed together may possibly strike a light in which justice will shine forth, and the vision which is then revealed we will fix in our souls.
The seismic images from this area were also unusually bright, suggesting that the materials in the fault zone were less dense than usual, which would affect the friction as the plates rubbed together.
K&H's popular Pack Rack, a compact call that utilizes two acoustically knurled sound plates that when rubbed together mimics those of two huge bucks fighting, has I been improved in 2010 by being made larger.
n Mix 750g of berries with 100g of caster sugar and 2tbsp orange juice, cover with a crumble made from 100g plain flour, 50g butter, 75g brown sugar and a pinch of salt (all rubbed together), and bake for 40 minutes at 200C.
When two hands are rubbed together, the hand temperature rises.
When the linings are inflamed and you take a deep breath, cough or worse still yawn these linings are rubbed together, making you yelp.
Frank Clewer, who was wearing a woollen shirt and a nylon jacket, was oblivious to the electrical current building up as his clothes rubbed together.
Needless to say, there were plenty of hands being rubbed together with glee at the Bercy Palace, which houses the treasury, as the government made a handy e 1.083bn from racing in 2004.
They are tapped, stroked, and rubbed together, as though by a more primitive race of beings intent on liberating their "inner spirits." For Cage, this is precisely the condition of sound released from the constraints of a classical musical repertoire: It becomes explicitly materialistic while at the same time, by its very nature, transcending matter.
Gottschild's wolf gestures are good ones (hind legs rubbed together, flared nostrils, an animated scamper), and his theatrical interjections and digressions effectively surround their target.
When necessary, core butts and so forth were rubbed together prior to weighing to produce sand-sized particles.