A rookie police officer was out for his first ride with an experienced partner. A call came in telling them to disperse some people who were loitering.
The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. The rookie rolled down his window and said, "Let"s get off the corner people."
A few glances, but no one moved, so he barked again, "Let"s get off that corner... NOW!"
Intimidated, the group of people began to leave, casting puzzled stares in his direction.
Proud of his first official act, the young policeman turned to his partner and asked, "Well, how did I do?"
"Pretty good," chuckled the vet, "especially since this is a bus stop."
—v. (-bb-) 1 move something, esp. One's hand, with firm pressure over the surface of.
- (usu. Foll. By against, in, on, over) apply (one's hand etc.) In this way.
- clean, polish, chafe, or make dry, sore, or bare by rubbing.
- (foll. By in, into, through, over) apply (polish etc.) By rubbing.
- (often foll. By together, against, on) move with contact or friction or slide (objects) against each other.
- (of cloth, skin, etc.) Become frayed, worn, sore, or bare with friction. —n. - act or spell of rubbing (give it a rub).
- impediment or difficulty (there's the rub). rub along colloq. Cope or manage routinely. Rub down dry, smooth, or clean by rubbing. Rub it in (or rub a person's nose in it) emphasize or repeat an embarrassing fact etc. Rub off 1 (usu. Foll. By on) be transferred by contact, be transmitted (his attitudes have rubbed off on me).
- remove by rubbing. Rub out erase with a rubber. Rub shoulders with associate with. Rub up 1 polish.
- brush up (a subject or one's memory). Rub up the wrong way irritate. [low german]
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