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Verb: scrub (scrubbed,scrubbing)  skrúb
  1. Clean with hard rubbing
    "She scrubbed his back";
    - scour
  2. Wash thoroughly
    "surgeons must scrub prior to an operation";
    - scrub up
  3. Postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
    "we had to scrub our vacation plans";
    - cancel, call off, scratch
Noun: scrub  skrúb
  1. Dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
    - chaparral [N. Amer], bush
  2. The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
    - scrubbing, scouring
Adjective: scrub  skrúb
  1. (of domestic animals) not selectively bred

Derived forms: scrubbing, scrubs, scrubbed

See also: unimproved

Type of: botany, clean, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup, flora, lave, rub, vegetation, wash

Encyclopedia: Scrub