Значение идиомы rub off

[rub off] {v.} 1. To remove or be removed by rubbing; erase.

Theteacher rubs the problem off the chalkboard.

After Ann shook handswith the president, she would not shake hands with anyone else becauseshe thought that the good luck would rub off.

2. To stick tosomething touched; come off.

Don’t touch that charcoal, it will ruboff.

Mary’s dress touched the door that Father was painting, andsome paint rubbed off on her dress.

3. To pass to someone near as ifby touching.

Jimmy is very lucky; I wish some of his luck would ruboff on me.


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Текст на английском про колумба.