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The sympathy rub is a rub that is used to apologize to someone. This rub is soft gentle but not sexual. It is a way to apologize to someone.
Sally! I'm so sorry let me give you a sympathy rub.
by Nexus546 July 24, 2017
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The sympathy rub is a rub that is given to someone on the shoulder, arm, back ect. It is a way of showing remorse and pitty it can be used foe apolagising too

A sympathy rub is what u give someone that needs to be shown remorse or pitty. It expresses such feelings to someone without having too much contact (like a hug)
Me: "I dyed my hair and in artificial light it looks ginger"

Jake: *gives sympathy rub
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by IAmHereInFear May 28, 2018
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The sympathy rub is an expression of sadness towards a person that is upset or u need to apolagise to them it is a rub on the shoulder, arm, back, etc. And can be used on anyone family, friends, complete strangers, etc.

A sympathy rub is what u give someone that needs to be shown remorse or pitty it is a way of expression feelings without being too physical, like a hug. It is an expression of fondness and can be used in any situation, it can even be used to break the ice.
Me: "I dyed my hair and in artificial light it looks ginger"

Jake: *gives sympathy rub*
by IAmHereInFear May 28, 2018
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The sympathy rub is a rub that is given to someone on the shoulder, arm , back, etc. It is a way of showing remorse and pitty it can be used for apolagising too.

A sympathy rub is a way of showing remorse and pitty it can be used on a friend, acquaintance, family, etc. It shows affection without having too much contact like a hug might. It is a good all rounder and works in many situations. It can even be used to break the ice.
Me: "I dyed my hair and in artificial light it looks ginger"

Jake: *gives sympathy rub*
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by IAmHereInFear May 28, 2018
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