Rub out – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To rub out something, or rub something out, is to remove writing from a surface by rubbing or wiping it with an eraser or a piece of cloth.

Examples of use:

1. I made a mistake so I rubbed it out.

2. You’ve made a spelling mistake here. Rub it out and correct it, please.

3. Can you rub out the writing on the board, please?

infinitive
rub out
present simple
rub out and rubs out
-ing form
rubbing out
past simple
rubbed out
past participle
rubbed out

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