Simple past tense and past participle of rub. (verb)
Examples of word rubbed
I would have fain rubbed my eyes and looked again, for, as far as I could see, the rocks bordering upon the ocean were covered with seals.
The captain rubbed his hands together and twirled in his chair.
Calvin rubbed his fingers into his aching temples.
Melissa Robertson, who said the skin rubbed off her fingertips where she clutched the rail, said the escalator stopped as she got to the bottom.
Huxley wrote, "How it is that anything so remarkable as a state of consciousness comes about as a result of irritating nervous tissue, is just as unaccountable as the appearance of the Djinn, when Aladdin rubbed his lamp." [6, p. 229, quote]
When he got his name rubbed in the dirt by that mess, McCain decided he would claim to be for cleaning up Washington, so he approached Democrat Russ Feingold to craft campaign finance reform regulations.
The chieftain rubbed his dim eyes and groaned, If only my good friend knew the folly of turning my letter into the hands of bureaucrats!
I let out a few more links, and I cut him to the raw and therein rubbed winged and flaming epithets.