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rub

1. Bowls an uneven patch in the green
2. 
a. Golf an incident of accidental interference with the ball
b. Informal a piece of good or bad luck
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Mother Carol Weatherbed, from Blyth said: "Who would have thought it that when Carl was little that he would be rubbing shoulders with huge stars.
I get to do technical engineering stuff along with a lot of public speaking, leadership, writing for publication, and rubbing shoulders with warfighters.
And the mocked-up Buckingham Palace 'Royal' gathering has the likes of Kurt Cobain and Bono rubbing shoulders with ex Bedworth schoolboy Pete Doherty, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.
BOXING: Ricky Hatton has laid down the masterplan which he believes will see him rubbing shoulders with the greats of history on both sides of the Atlantic.
You may even end up rubbing shoulders with visitors like Sandra Bernhard, queer designer Narciso Rodriguez, out New York City weatherman Sam Champion, or gay actor John Cameron Mitchell, who has been known to shop the aisles of the local grocery store clad in a sarong.
Travellers arriving at Cardiff International Airport could have been forgiven for thinking they were rubbing shoulders with movie stars Catherine Zeta Jones, Sean Connery and Jack Nicholson.
YOU could be rubbing shoulders with Olympic heroine Kelly Holmes, top Scots band Franz Ferdinand and Scotland manager Walter Smith when Scott Harrison defends his WBO featherweight title at the Braehead Arena on Friday.
The only gripe I have is that nobodies like Rachel Stevens and that tool Lemar are rubbing shoulders with people like Bono.
Not that rubbing shoulders with Steven Spielberg comes cheap--you'll need at least $15,000 to rent a modest little cottage for the summer and upward of $2 million if you dream of owning an oceanfront property.
Just some of Hollywood's biggest names hanging out for the celebration of Bruce's 49th (his is March 19, 1955) and Brooke's 26th (hers is March 16, 1978), all rubbing shoulders with anyone who happened to hit the club that night.