HyperDic: scrub

English > 6 senses of the word scrub:
VERBcontactscrub, scourclean with hard rubbing
bodyscrub, scrub upwash thoroughly
socialscrub, cancel, call off, scratchpostpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
NOUNgroupscrub, chaparral, bushdense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
actscrub, scrubbing, scouringthe act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
ADJECTIVEallscrub(of domestic animals) not selectively bred
scrub > pronunciation
Soundsskrah'b
RhymesArab ... washtub: 23 rhymes with ahb...
English > scrub: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of domestic animals) not selectively bred.
Broaderunimprovednot made more desirable or valuable or profitable
English > scrub: 6 senses > noun 1, group
Meaningdense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes.
Synonymschaparral, bush
Broadervegetation, flora, botanyAll the plant life in a particular region or period
Spanishbreña, chaparral, chaparro, maleza, matorral
Catalanbreny, matoll, sotabosc
Adjectivesscrubbysparsely covered with stunted trees or vegetation and underbrush
English > scrub: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water.
Synonymsscrubbing, scouring
Narrowerswabbing, moppingcleaning with a mop
Broadercleaning, cleansing, cleanupThe act of making something clean
Spanishfregado
Catalanfregada
Verbsscrubwash thoroughly
scrubclean with hard rubbing
English > scrub: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningclean with hard rubbing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe chefs scrub the vegetables
Example"She scrubbed his back"
Synonymscour
Narrowerholystonescrub with a holystone
BroaderrubMove over something with pressure
Spanishestregar, fregar, restregar
Catalanrefregar
Nounsscrub, scrubbingthe act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
scrubbera brush with short stiff bristles for heavy cleaning
scrubbera worker who uses a scrub brush to clean a surface (usually a floor or deck)
English > scrub: 6 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningwash thoroughly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"
Synonymscrub up
Broaderwash, lavecleanse (one's body) with soap and water
Spanishfregar, frotar, restregar
Catalanfregar, rentar a consciència
Nounsscrubthe act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
English > scrub: 6 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningpostpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "we had to scrub our vacation plans"
Synonymscancel, call off, scratch
Entailsschedulemake a schedule / schedule
Entailed bypostpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put offhold back to a later time
Spanishcancelar
Catalancancel·lar

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