rub up against

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rub up against

  1. To touch something with one's body.
    She accidentally rubbed up against the painted door and got green paint on her blouse.
  2. To touch another person with one's body in a sexually stimulating manner.
    • 1994, Samuel Becket, Molloy. p. 75
      Now men, I have rubbed up against a few men in my time, but women?
  3. Of pets. To touch a person's body in a friendly manner, seeking attention.
    Tibbles, the cat, rubbed up against my leg, asking for a piece of my cheese.