Definitions for scrub
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word scrub.
scrub, chaparral, bushnoun
dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
scrub, scrubbing, scouringadjective
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 upverb
"surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"
cancel, call off, scratch, scrubverb
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
With a dozen large vessels my vault shall be stor’d;
No little scrub joint shall come on my board. Jonathan Swift.
To rub hard with something coarse and rough.
Etymology: schrobben, Dutch.
Such wrinkles as a skilful hand would draw
For an old grandam ape, when, with a grace,
She sits at squat, and scrubs her leathern face. Dryden.
She never would lay aside the use of brooms and scrubbing brushes. Arbuthnot.
Now Moll had whirl’d her mop with dext’rous airs,
Prepar’d to scrub the entry and the stairs. Jonathan Swift.
1. Scrub refers to the act of cleaning something thoroughly by rubbing it hard with a brush, soap, or specific cleaning substance. 2. In botany, the term scrub refers to vegetation consisting mainly of shrubs and small trees. 3. In medical terms, a scrub is a person, such as a surgeon or nurse, who participates in a surgical operation while maintaining a sterile environment. 4. In popular slang, a scrub can refer to a person who is regarded as inferior, insignificant, or contemptible. 5. In sports, a scrub can refer to a player who is not among the best or most skilled.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Someone that is broke. A scrub is a guy that thinks he's fly and is also known as a buster -- TLC (No Scrubs (LP Version))
The numerical value of scrub in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of scrub in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
That is why he has asked his team to scrub existing legal authorities to see if there's any additional action we can take administratively, the president has made clear he's not satisfied with where we are and expects that work to be completed soon.
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.
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.
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.
Grab a bucket and mop, scrub the bottom and top, there's nothing so clean, as my burger machine, You deserve a break today so get up and get away at McDonalds!
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- scheuern, GestrüppGerman
- estregar, fregar, tallar, restregarSpanish
- مالش دادنPersian
- jyystää, jynssääjä, pusikko, puska, tiheikkö, peruuttaa, perua, jynssätä, kuurata, puurtaa, pensaikko, pöheikkö, jynssäys, asuFinnish
- annuler, crosserFrench
- annullare, sfregare, strofinare, disdireItalian
- mōheuheu, taekai, tahuere, ururua, ūkui, kōmukumukuMāori
- скрести́, куста́рник, скраб, ничто́жество, замо́рыш, дра́итьRussian
- schurer, kifroyî, cafroter, rischurerWalloon
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