Definition of rub someone out in English:

rub someone out

phrasal verb

North American
  • Kill someone.

    ‘you can bet he's been rubbed out for business reasons’
    • ‘I've often wondered why they haven't just rubbed him out.’
    • ‘I had nothing but a raw animal instinct in me to rub this man out, to erase him.’
    • ‘So of course they're gonna rub him out, or kill him, or something.’
    • ‘The story is about two secret agents who are suddenly forced to rub each other out.’
    • ‘The men were in New York for a week, just to rub someone out.’
    • ‘Two of their assassins were sent in to rub him out for good.’
    kill, murder, cause the death of, end the life of, take the life of, do away with, make away with, assassinate, do to death, eliminate, terminate, dispatch, finish off, put to death, execute
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