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Meaning & Definition of Scrub in English

English

Scrub

/skrəb/

noun

1. Dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes

    synonym:
  • scrub
  • ,
  • chaparral
  • ,
  • bush

2. The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water

    synonym:
  • scrub
  • ,
  • scrubbing
  • ,
  • scouring

verb

1. Clean with hard rubbing

  • "She scrubbed his back"
    synonym:
  • scrub
  • ,
  • scour

2. Wash thoroughly

  • "Surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"
    synonym:
  • scrub
  • ,
  • scrub up

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • cancel
  • ,
  • call off
  • ,
  • scratch
  • ,
  • scrub

adjective

1. (of domestic animals) not selectively bred

    synonym:
  • scrub

Examples of using

I couldn't scrub the stain out.