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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2020:

Principal Translations
InglésEspañol
rub [sth] in vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (spread and cause to be absorbed)frotar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
 Apply the ointment and rub it in.
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Additional Translations
InglésEspañol
rub [sth] in,
rub in [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
informal (remind of [sth] unpleasant)traer a colación loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
  (informal)refregar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
 My colleagues kept rubbing in the fact that I'd made a huge mistake.
 Mi colega seguía trayendo a colación el enorme error que yo había cometido.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2020:

Compound Forms:
InglésEspañol
rub it in v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (emphasize an insult, embarrassment, etc.) (figurado, coloquial)refregar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
  recordar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda").
 I wanted to forget the whole incident, but my dad kept rubbing it in.
 Yo quería olvidar todo el asunto pero mi padre seguía refregándomelo.
rub [sb]'s nose in [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (tease someone persistently about) (coloquial, figurado)restregar en la cara exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
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