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Verb
To rub or scour something with force, typically to clean or polish it
Scrub it hard to remove the stubborn stains.”
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To clean, especially with force
“To season a new carbon steel wok, scrub it with detergent to remove the factory oil.”
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To wash or bathe oneself or someone else
“Every town had its bathing establishments, where you could not only scrub yourself clean, but also get shaved, or eat and drink.”
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To cancel, revert or abandon an activity or action
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“I may have to scrub the whole thing and revert to the previous version.”
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To make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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To edit out incorrect, offensive, or otherwise undesirable content from a publication
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To remove or wear away by friction
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To carry out spring-cleaning on (a room, a house, etc)
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To stop or end the progress of
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To brush off or away, typically dirt or litter
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To apply a substance to a surface
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To fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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To put right
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Vegetation consisting mainly of brushwood or stunted forest growth
“Barren trees, dry scrub, and leaf-scattered ground make up the rural landscape of Virginia in December.”
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An undersized or stunted plant, animal or person
“And now they would send Hubert to college, that puny little scrub of a boy!”
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Medical clothing, especially those worn while performing surgery
“It had nothing to do with the unfamiliar bed, the sounds of the storm raging outside, or the fact that she was still wearing her scrub.”
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(slang) A guy that thinks he's fly, and is also known as a buster
“And no, I don't want no scrub. A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me.”
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An act or process of immersing and washing one's body in the water
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An area of open uncultivated land
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Errand boy or girl
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A newcomer
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A thorough cleaning, or an act of doing so
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A subordinate, or person of lesser rank or authority
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An act or sound of scraping, grinding or grating
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Regions, districts and small settlements outside large urban areas
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An act of rubbing something
Adjective
Prevented from growing or developing
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Short and thickset in stature or build
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