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scrub 1

 (skrŭb)
v. scrubbed, scrub·bing, scrubs
v.tr.
1.
a. To rub hard in order to clean: scrubbed the floor.
b. To remove (dirt or stains) by hard rubbing.
2. To remove impurities from (a gas) chemically.
3. Computers
a. To maintain the integrity of by finding and correcting errors: software that automatically scrubs stored data.
b. To erase in such a way as to render unrecoverable: scrubbed the laptop's hard drive to destroy incriminating evidence.
4. Slang To cancel or abandon; drop: We had to scrub our plans for vacation.
v.intr.
To clean or wash something by hard rubbing: Don't forget to scrub behind your ears.
n.
1. The act or an instance of scrubbing.
2. A preparation or product used in scrubbing.
Phrasal Verb:
scrub up
To wash the hands and arms thoroughly, as before performing or participating in surgery.

[Middle English shrubben, scrobben, to currycomb a horse, rub oneself, from Middle Dutch schrobben, to clean by rubbing, scrape; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

scrub′ba·ble adj.

scrub 2

 (skrŭb)
n.
1. Vegetation consisting chiefly of shrubs and small trees.
2. An area covered with such vegetation; shrubland.
3. A domestic animal that is feral or not purebred.
4. Slang A contemptible or incompetent person.
5. Sports A player not on the varsity or first team.

[Middle English, variant of shrub; see shrub1.]

scrub

(skrʌb)
vb, scrubs, scrubbing or scrubbed
1. to rub (a surface) hard, with or as if with a brush, soap, and water, in order to clean it
2. to remove (dirt), esp by rubbing with a brush and water
3. (Surgery) (foll by: up) (of a surgeon) to wash the hands and arms thoroughly before operating
4. (Chemical Engineering) (tr) to purify (a vapour or gas) by removing impurities
5. (tr) informal to delete or cancel
6. (Horse Racing) (intr) horse racing slang (of jockeys) to urge a horse forwards by moving the arms and whip rhythmically forwards and backwards alongside its neck
n
the act of or an instance of scrubbing
[C14: from Middle Low German schrubben, or Middle Dutch schrobben]

scrub

(skrʌb)
n
1. (Physical Geography)
a. vegetation consisting of stunted trees, bushes, and other plants growing in an arid area
b. (as modifier): scrub vegetation.
2. (Physical Geography) an area of arid land covered with such vegetation
3. (Breeds)
a. an animal of inferior breeding or condition
b. (as modifier): a scrub bull.
4. a small or insignificant person
5. anything stunted or inferior
6. (General Sporting Terms) sport US and Canadian a player not in the first team
7. the scrub informal Austral a remote place, esp one where contact with people can be avoided
adj
8. small, stunted, or inferior
9. (General Sporting Terms) sport
a. (of a player) not in the first team
b. (of a team) composed of such players
c. (of a contest) between scratch or incomplete teams
[C16: variation of shrub1]

scrub1

(skrʌb)

v. scrubbed, scrub•bing,
n. v.t.
1. to rub hard with a brush, cloth, etc., in washing.
2. to remove (dirt, grime, etc.) from something by hard rubbing while washing.
3. to remove (impurities or undesirable components) from a gas by chemical means.
4. Informal. to cancel or postpone, as a rocket launch.
v.i.
5. to cleanse something by hard rubbing.
6. to cleanse one's hands and arms as a preparation for performing surgery (often fol. by up).
n.
7. an act or instance of scrubbing.
8. a cosmetic preparation used for scrubbing.
[1300–50; Middle English scrobben (n.) < Middle Dutch schrobben]
scrub′ba•ble, adj.

scrub2

(skrʌb)

n.
1. low trees or shrubs collectively.
2. a large area covered with low trees and shrubs, as the Australian bush.
3. a domestic animal of mixed or inferior breeding; mongrel.
4. anything undersized or inferior.
5. Sports. a player who is not on the regular, or first-string, team.
adj.
6. small or stunted.
7. inferior or insignificant.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Scandinavian]

scrub


Past participle: scrubbed
Gerund: scrubbing

Imperative
scrub
scrub
Present
I scrub
you scrub
he/she/it scrubs
we scrub
you scrub
they scrub
Preterite
I scrubbed
you scrubbed
he/she/it scrubbed
we scrubbed
you scrubbed
they scrubbed
Present Continuous
I am scrubbing
you are scrubbing
he/she/it is scrubbing
we are scrubbing
you are scrubbing
they are scrubbing
Present Perfect
I have scrubbed
you have scrubbed
he/she/it has scrubbed
we have scrubbed
you have scrubbed
they have scrubbed
Past Continuous
I was scrubbing
you were scrubbing
he/she/it was scrubbing
we were scrubbing
you were scrubbing
they were scrubbing
Past Perfect
I had scrubbed
you had scrubbed
he/she/it had scrubbed
we had scrubbed
you had scrubbed
they had scrubbed
Future
I will scrub
you will scrub
he/she/it will scrub
we will scrub
you will scrub
they will scrub
Future Perfect
I will have scrubbed
you will have scrubbed
he/she/it will have scrubbed
we will have scrubbed
you will have scrubbed
they will have scrubbed
Future Continuous
I will be scrubbing
you will be scrubbing
he/she/it will be scrubbing
we will be scrubbing
you will be scrubbing
they will be scrubbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scrubbing
you have been scrubbing
he/she/it has been scrubbing
we have been scrubbing
you have been scrubbing
they have been scrubbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scrubbing
you will have been scrubbing
he/she/it will have been scrubbing
we will have been scrubbing
you will have been scrubbing
they will have been scrubbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scrubbing
you had been scrubbing
he/she/it had been scrubbing
we had been scrubbing
you had been scrubbing
they had been scrubbing
Conditional
I would scrub
you would scrub
he/she/it would scrub
we would scrub
you would scrub
they would scrub
Past Conditional
I would have scrubbed
you would have scrubbed
he/she/it would have scrubbed
we would have scrubbed
you would have scrubbed
they would have scrubbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrub - dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
2.scrub - the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and waterscrub - the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
mopping, swabbing - cleaning with a mop; "he gave it a good mopping"
Verb1.scrub - clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back"
rub - move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
holystone - scrub with a holystone; "holystone the ship's deck"
2.scrub - wash thoroughly; "surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"
lave, wash - cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
3.scrub - 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"
Adj.1.scrub - (of domestic animals) not selectively bred
unimproved - not made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially not made ready for use or marketing; "taxes on unimproved land are low"; "unimproved dirt roads"

scrub

verb
1. scour, clean, polish, rub, wash, cleanse, buff The corridors are scrubbed clean.
2. (Informal) cancel, drop, give up, abandon, abolish, forget about, call off, delete, do away with, discontinue The whole thing had to be scrubbed.
noun
1. undergrowth, brush, underwood, bracken, brambles, briars, underbrush, brushwood, underbush There is an area of scrub and woodland beside the railway.

scrub

verb
1. To rub hard in order to clean:
2. To remove (an outer layer or adherent matter) by rubbing a surface with considerable pressure:
3. Slang. To decide not to go ahead with (something previously arranged):
Slang: scratch.
Translations
إلْغاءيَحُكُّيُزيل بالفَرْكيَفْرُكيُلغي
drhnouttřením odstranitzrušitčištění
aflyseskrubbeskureskuring
kuuratapensaikkoperua
izribati
súrolsúrolás
frestaskrúbbaskrúbba, skúraskrúbbun
ごしごし洗う
북북 문대다
grandytišveistuvasšveitimas
atceltatteikties noberšanaberztnoberzt
drhnúťdrhnutievytrhnúť
drgnitiribati
skrubba
ถูทำความสะอาดอย่างแรง
fırçalamafırçalamakiptal etmekovalamakovalayarak çıkarmak
kỳ cọ

scrub

1 [skrʌb]
A. N (Bot) (= undergrowth) → monte m bajo, maleza f; (= bushes) → matas fpl, matorrales mpl
B. CPD scrub fire Nincendio m de monte bajo

scrub

2 [skrʌb]
A. Nfregado m, restregado m (esp LAm)
to give sth a (good) scrubfregar or restregar algo (bien)
it needs a hard scrubhay que fregarlo or restregarlo con fuerza
B. VT
1. (= clean) [+ floor, hands etc] → fregar
to scrub sth cleanfregar or restregar algo hasta que quede limpio
2. (= cancel) → cancelar, anular
let's scrub itbueno, lo borramos
C. CPD scrub brush N (US) → cepillo m de fregar
scrub away VT + ADV [+ dirt] → quitar restregando; [+ stain] → quitar frotando
scrub down VT + ADV [+ room, wall] → fregar
to scrub o.s. downfregarse
scrub off
A. VT + ADV [+ mark, stain] → quitar cepillando; [+ name] → tachar
B. VT + PREPquitar de
scrub out VT + ADV [+ stain] → limpiar restregando; [+ pan] → fregar; [+ name] → tachar
scrub up VI + ADV [doctor, surgeon] → lavarse

scrub

[ˈskrʌb]
n
(= clean) → nettoyage m (à la brosse)
The walls need a good scrub → Les murs ont besoin d'un bon nettoyage.
to give sth a scrub [+ floor, counter] → frotter qch; [+ pan] → frotter qch; [+ clothes, washing] → frotter qch
(= cleanser) → exfoliant m
Before using the scrub, splash your face with tepid water → Avant d'utiliser l'exfoliant, passez-vous de l'eau tiède sur le visage. facial scrub, body scrub
(= land) → broussailles fpl
vt
[+ floor] → passer au balai-brosse; [+ pan] → récurer; [+ clothes, washing] → frotter; [+ hands, arms] → frotter; [+ teeth] → brosser; [+ mussels, vegetables] → gratter
to scrub sth clean
The corridors are scrubbed clean → Les couloirs sont passés au balai-brosse.
(= scrap) [+ idea, policy] → laisser tomber
vifrotter
to scrub at sth [+ pan, basin, face] → frotter qch
scrub down
vt sep
[+ floor, room, walls] → passer au balai-brosse
[+ person] → frictionner
[+ horse] → bouchonner
scrub off
vt sep [+ dirt, stain] → frotter
scrub out
vt sep [+ pan, sink, bath] → récurer
scrub up
vi [doctor, nurse] → se désinfecter les mainsscrubbing brush n (British)balai-brosse fscrub brush n (US)balai-brosse m

scrub

1
nGebüsch nt, → Gestrüpp nt; (also scrubland)Gestrüpp nt; (tropical) → Busch (→ land nt) m

scrub

2
nSchrubben nt no pl; to give something a scrub/a good scrubetw schrubben/gründlich abschrubben
vtschrubben, scheuern; vegetablesputzen; (inf: = cancel) → abblasen (inf); ideaabschreiben (inf); to scrub oneself all oversich von oben bis unten abschrubben; to scrub off a dirty markeinen Schmutzfleck wegschrubben
vi to scrub at somethingan etw (dat)herumreiben

scrub

1 [skrʌb] n (brushwood) → macchia

scrub

2 [skrʌb]
1. n (clean) → strofinata
2. vt
a. (clean) → strofinare con lo spazzolone; (hands) → pulire con lo spazzolino
to scrub sth clean → pulire qc strofinandolo/a
b. (fam) (cancel) → annullare; (holiday, plan) → cancellare
scrub down vt + adv (room, wall) → pulire a fondo con lo spazzolone
scrub off vt + adv (mark, stain) → togliere strofinando
scrub up vi + adv (doctor) → lavarsi le mani

scrub

(skrab) past tense, past participle scrubbed verb
1. to rub hard in order to clean. She's scrubbing the floor.
2. to remove by scrubbing. She scrubbed the mess off the carpet.
3. to cancel. We planned to go but had to scrub the idea.
noun
an act of scrubbing.
ˈscrubbing-brush noun
a brush with short stiff bristles for scrubbing.

scrub

يَحُكُّ drhnout skrubbe schrubben τρίβω με δύναμη fregar kuurata récurer izribati strofinare ごしごし洗う 북북 문대다 boenen skrubbe wyszorować esfregar скрести skrubba ถูทำความสะอาดอย่างแรง ovalamak kỳ cọ

scrub

v. limpiar, fregar, restregar;
___ nurseenfermera de cirugía.