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Clean with force
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“Scoff you may, but in a sterile world, the wall is just one more thing to scrub down.”
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To cancel or abandon (something)
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axeUK
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“I just may have to scrub the whole thing and go back to version 1.”
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To wash or bathe
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To carry out spring-cleaning on (a room, a house, etc)
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Wipe down
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To brush off or away, typically dirt or litter
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Cause to bubble
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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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Restrain or keep in check
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Rub or cause to rub by accident against a rough or hard surface, causing damage or injury
Noun
Vegetation consisting mainly of brushwood or stunted forest growth
“Images of barren trees, dry scrub and leaf-scattered ground present the rural Virginia landscape in December.”
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An undersized or stunted plant, animal or person
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(medicine) Clothing worn while performing surgery
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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 area of open uncultivated land, typically on acid sandy soil, with characteristic vegetation of heather, gorse, and coarse grasses
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Errand boy or girl
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A newcomer
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An act or sound of scraping
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An act or process of immersing and washing one's body in the water held by a bath
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A thorough cleaning or inspection
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A subordinate, or person of lesser rank or authority
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Going-over
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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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