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adj. scrub·bi·er, scrub·bi·est
1. Covered with or consisting of scrub or underbrush.
2. Shrublike or scraggly: scrubby trees; scrubby cattle.
3. Paltry or shabby: a scrubby little house.
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in a scrubby or messy manner
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