scrub, chaparral, bush(noun)
dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
scrub, scrubbing, scouring(adj)
the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
(of domestic animals) not selectively bred
clean with hard rubbing
"She scrubbed his back"
scrub, scrub up(verb)
"surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"
cancel, call off, scratch, scrub(verb)
postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
"Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"
One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow.
We should go there in as proper a manner possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us.
One who is a freak or unable to complete easy tasks.
You are such a scrub! Instead of washing the dishes you put the used food on your face!
A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.
One of the common livestock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, especially when inferior in size, etc. Often used to refer to male animals unsuited for breeding.
Vegetation of inferior quality, though sometimes thick and impenetrable, growing in poor soil or in sand; also, brush.
One who is no longer new to a game but still exhibits novice tendencies.
"What a scrub."
One not on the first team of players, a substitute.
An instance of scrubbing.
A worn-out brush.
One who scrubs.
Clothing worn while performing surgery.
To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour;
To be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living.
To call off a scheduled event; to cancel.
Engineers had to scrub the satellite launch due to bad weather.
To eliminate or to correct data from a set of records to bring it inline with other similar datasets
The street segment data from the National Post Office will need to be scrubbed before it can be integrated into our system.
Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.
to rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate
to rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living
one who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow
something small and mean
a worn-out brush
a thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc
one of the common live stock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, esp. when inferior in size, etc
mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby
Origin: [OE. scrobben, probably of Dutch or Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skrubbe, Sw. skrubba, D. schrobben, LG. schrubben.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skrub, v.t.. to rub hard, esp. with something rough.—v.i. to be laborious and penurious:—pr.p. scrub′bing; pa.t. and pa.p. scrubbed.—n. one who works hard and lives meanly: anything small or mean: a worn-out brush: low underwood: a bush: a stunted shrub: a worthless horse.—p.adj. Scrubbed (Shak.)=Scrubby.—ns. Scrub′ber, in Australia, an animal which breaks away from the herd: a machine for washing leather after the tanpit; Scrub′bing; Scrub′bing-board, a wash-board; Scrub′bing-brush, a brush with short, stiff bristles; Scrub′-bird, an Australian bird.—adj. Scrub′by, laborious and penurious: mean: small: stunted in growth: covered with scrub.—ns. Scrub′-grass, the scouring-rush; Scrub′-oak, a name of three low American oaks; Scrub′-rid′er, one who rides in search of cattle that stray from the herd into the scrub; Scrub′-rob′in, a bird inhabiting the Australian scrub; Scrub′stone, a species of calciferous sandstone; Scrub′-tur′key, a mound-bird; Scrub′-wood, a small tree. [A.S. scrob, a shrub.]
To use a specific brush, your hands and some energy from your body to clean or wash an object.
I love to scrub the kitchen floor once a week with a deck scrub brush.Submitted by MaryC on December 7, 2016
The numerical value of scrub in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of scrub in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of scrub in a Sentence
It was just scrub and bushes when we moved here.
He said that the one thing that brought him to his knees literally-- in grief -- was having to scrub his child's blood off the floor.
I was rather shocked that they did n’t offer to at least come in and scrub it down because Lord knows what, ya know, what that vomit contained.
We should scrub all of our federal regulations to find responsible ways to make life easier to small businesses, i want to be a small business president.
The Brown Sugar Body Scrub is definitely one of my favorites to make. It works just as well as any scrub that you buy in the drug store, and it literally costs less than a dollar.
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- scheuern, GestrüppGerman
- tallar, estregar, restregar, fregarSpanish
- مالش دادنPersian
- puska, asu, pöheikkö, kuurata, perua, peruuttaa, pusikko, jynssääjä, tiheikkö, jynssätä, jyystää, puurtaa, pensaikko, jynssäysFinnish
- crosser, annulerFrench
- annullare, sfregare, strofinare, disdireItalian
- taekai, mōheuheu, ūkui, kōmukumuku, ururua, tahuereMāori
- ничто́жество, замо́рыш, дра́ить, скраб, куста́рник, скрести́Russian
- kifroyî, cafroter, schurer, rischurerWalloon
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