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scrub

adjective (a)

  • Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes (noun.group)
    Synonym: bush, chaparral
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water (noun.act)
    Synonym: scouring, scrubbing
    source: wordnet30
  • One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Vegetation of inferior quality, though sometimes thick and impenetrable, growing in poor soil or in sand; also, brush. See Brush, above. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • (of domestic animals) not selectively bred (adj.all)
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • clean with hard rubbing (verb.contact)
    Synonym: scour
    Example:
    She scrubbed his back.
    source: wordnet30
  • wash thoroughly (verb.body)
    Synonym: scrub up
    Example:
    Surgeons must scrub prior to an operation.
    source: wordnet30
  • postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled (verb.social)
    Synonym: call off, cancel, scratch
    Example:
    We had to scrub our vacation plans.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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