scrub

scrub
scrub1 [skrʌb] v past tense and past participle scrubbed present participle scrubbing
[Date: 1200-1300; : Low German; Origin: or a Scandinavian language]
1.) [I and T]
to rub something hard, especially with a stiff brush, in order to clean it
She was on her hands and knees scrubbing the floor.
He scrubbed the dirt off his boots.
The table needs to be scrubbed clean .
scrub at
She scrubbed at her face with a tissue.
→↑clean
2.) [T] informal
to decide not to do something that you had planned
= ↑cancel
We scrubbed the idea in the end.
scrub out [scrub sth<=>out] phr v
to clean the inside of a place thoroughly
The rooms are all scrubbed out once a week.
scrub up phr v
to wash your hands and arms before doing a medical operation
scrub 2
scrub2 n
[Sense: 1; Date: 1300-1400; Origin: shrub]
[Sense: 2; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: SCRUB1]
1.) [U]
low bushes and trees that grow in very dry soil
2.) [singular] especially BrE if you give something a scrub, you clean it by rubbing it hard
I gave the floor a good scrub .

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  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), n. 1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. A sorry scrub. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] We should go there in as proper a manner as possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Something… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrub — [ skrɶb ] n. m. • 1900; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. Géogr. Brousse épaisse d Australie, formée de buissons. ● scrub nom masculin (anglais scrub) Brousse épaisse d Australie, formée de buissons toujours verts, de familles diverses, notamment des acacias.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), a. Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby. [1913 Webster] How solitary, how scrub, does this town look! Walpole. [1913 Webster] No little scrub joint shall come on my board. Swift. [1913 Webster] {Scrub game}, a game, as of ball, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrub — 〈[skrʌ̣b] m. 6〉 Strauchformation aus immergrünen, oft undurchdringlich dichten, hartlaubigen Dornbüschen in den austral. Trockengebieten [engl., „Gebüsch, Busch(land)“] * * * Scrub   [skrʌb; englisch »Gebüsch«] der, (s)/ s, Bezeichnung für… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Scrub — Scrub(s) may refer to: *Scrub, low shrub and grass characteristic of scrubland *Scrubs (clothing), worn by medical staff *Scrubs (occupation) or surgical technologist * Scrubs (TV series), an American television program *Scrub baseball, also… …   Wikipedia

  • scrub — skrəb vb, scrubbed; scrub·bing vt to clean and disinfect (the hands and forearms) before participating in surgery vi to prepare for surgery by scrubbing oneself scrub n 1) an act or instance of scrubbing <a surgical scrub> 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • scrub — s.n. Fitocenoză caracteristică Australiei centrale, în care predomină tufişuri xerofite (xerofit) şi, rar, eucalipţi. [< engl. scrub]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  SCRUB s. n. brusă din Australia centrală cu tufărişuri… …   Dicționar Român

  • scrub — scrub·ba·ble; scrub; scrub·by; scrub·ber; …   English syllables

  • scrub in — ˌscrub ˈup ˌscrub ˈin mainly american [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they scrub up he/she/it scrubs up …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), v. i. To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrubbed} (skr[u^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scrubbing}.] [OE. scrobben, probably of Dutch or Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skrubbe, Sw. skrubba, D. schrobben, LG. schrubben.] To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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