Many languages have a verb to describe friction between two objects e.g. The door xxxx the carpet. Is there a similar way to say so in English rather than "There is friction between the door and the carpet"? I guess "fricts" is not a word :)

  • Have you tried a thesaurus? this would help you. The best word with doors on a carpet or similar surface is ‘brush’ because the surface is most like the bristles of a soft brush. So a door “brushes” across a carpet.
    – Tuffy
    Oct 15, 2018 at 22:37

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to rub TFD

To apply pressure and friction to (a surface).

As in:

The door rubs the carpet.

to scrape is a close second choice.

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    Scrape would be for a hard surface, tho.
    – Wordster
    Oct 15, 2018 at 22:44
  • @Wordster or a hard object, especially if the pile on the carpet is shallow
    – No Name
    May 2, 2021 at 10:45

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