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Definition 1: the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for scrub in the sense of this definition

(scrub is a kind of ...) the act of making something clean

"he gave his shoes a good cleaning"

(... is a kind of scrub ) cleaning with a mop

"he gave it a good mopping"

Definition 2: dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for scrub in the sense of this definition

(scrub is a kind of ...) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

Definition 3: wash thoroughly - [verb of body]

Samples where scrub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • surgeons must scrub prior to an operation

Synonyms for scrub in the sense of this definition

(scrub is a kind of ...) cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

Definition 4: clean with hard rubbing - [verb of contact]

Samples where scrub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She scrubbed his back

Synonyms for scrub in the sense of this definition

(scrub is a kind of ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

(... is a kind of scrub ) scrub with a holystone

"holystone the ship's deck"

Samples where scrub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Call off the engagement
  • cancel the dinner party
  • we had to scrub our vacation plans
  • scratch that meeting--the chair is ill

Synonyms for scrub in the sense of this definition

(scrub implies ...) make a schedule; plan the time and place for events

"I scheduled an exam for this afternoon"

Definition 6: (of domestic animals) not selectively bred - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(scrub is similar to ...) 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"

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