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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: rub, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The 1442's tapered flails pick up cut crop behind the cutter bar where the crop rubs together and against the conditioning hood to remove the waxy layer from stems for faster dry down.