Definition of rub-down in English:



  • An act of drying, smoothing down, or cleaning something by rubbing.

    ‘a shower and a brisk rub-down with a towel’
    [as modifier] ‘rub-down transfers’
    • ‘I tackled it with a swipe from my duster and then a vigorous rub-down with polish and a dust cloth.’
    • ‘Kat wrapped a towel around him and gave him a quick rub-down to start drying him off.’
    • ‘South of the border, though, the realism is as gritty as a towel rub-down with sandy suntan lotion.’
    • ‘I chatted with Mai through the door as my jeans joined the shirt and I gave myself a cursory rub-down with a washcloth almost coarse enough to hurt.’