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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. wear away;
[syn: abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off]

2. rub hard or scrub;
- Example: "scour the counter tops"
[syn: scour, abrade]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abrade \A*brade"\, v. t. Same as Abraid. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abrade \Ab*rade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abraded; p. pr. & vb. n. Abrading.] [L. abradere, abrasum, to scrape off; ab + radere to scrape. See Rase, Raze.] To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; as, to abrade rocks. --Lyell. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

abrade v 1: wear away [syn: abrade, corrade, abrase, rub down, rub off] 2: rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops" [syn: scour, abrade]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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