rub out (1)
Meaning: to erase something that's been written or drawnSynonym: erase
- rub out sth If you make a mistake on your test paper, rub out the bit that's wrong and write it again.
- rub sth out When the teacher saw what someone had drawn on the blackboard, she quickly grabbed her duster and rubbed it out.
After thinking about it for a moment, she rubbed out what she