scrub

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. rub, scour, holystone, swab, mop. See friction, cleanness.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Inferior]
Syn. second-rate, unimportant, mediocre; see poor 2 .
2. [Dwarf]
Syn. stunted, puny, diminutive; see little 1 .
n.
Syn. runt, mongrel, cur, cull, dwarf, an undeSirable, inferior example; see also runt 1 .
v.
Syn. rub, cleanse, scour; see clean , wash 1 , 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
shrubs, bushes, trees, brush, thicket, bush.
II
v.
scour, wash, clean, rub, swab, brush, *clean with elbow grease, wipe, mop.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To rub hard in order to clean: scour1. See CLEAN, PUT ON. 2. To remove (an outer layer or adherent matter) by rubbing a surface with considerable pressure: scour1, scrape. See PUT ON. 3. Slang. To decide not to go ahead with (something previously arranged): call off, cancel. Slang: scratch. See CONTINUE.

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  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), n. 1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. A sorry scrub. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] We should go there in as proper a manner as possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Something… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrub — [ skrɶb ] n. m. • 1900; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. Géogr. Brousse épaisse d Australie, formée de buissons. ● scrub nom masculin (anglais scrub) Brousse épaisse d Australie, formée de buissons toujours verts, de familles diverses, notamment des acacias.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), a. Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby. [1913 Webster] How solitary, how scrub, does this town look! Walpole. [1913 Webster] No little scrub joint shall come on my board. Swift. [1913 Webster] {Scrub game}, a game, as of ball, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrub — 〈[skrʌ̣b] m. 6〉 Strauchformation aus immergrünen, oft undurchdringlich dichten, hartlaubigen Dornbüschen in den austral. Trockengebieten [engl., „Gebüsch, Busch(land)“] * * * Scrub   [skrʌb; englisch »Gebüsch«] der, (s)/ s, Bezeichnung für… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Scrub — Scrub(s) may refer to: *Scrub, low shrub and grass characteristic of scrubland *Scrubs (clothing), worn by medical staff *Scrubs (occupation) or surgical technologist * Scrubs (TV series), an American television program *Scrub baseball, also… …   Wikipedia

  • scrub — skrəb vb, scrubbed; scrub·bing vt to clean and disinfect (the hands and forearms) before participating in surgery vi to prepare for surgery by scrubbing oneself scrub n 1) an act or instance of scrubbing <a surgical scrub> 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • scrub — s.n. Fitocenoză caracteristică Australiei centrale, în care predomină tufişuri xerofite (xerofit) şi, rar, eucalipţi. [< engl. scrub]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  SCRUB s. n. brusă din Australia centrală cu tufărişuri… …   Dicționar Român

  • scrub — scrub·ba·ble; scrub; scrub·by; scrub·ber; …   English syllables

  • scrub in — ˌscrub ˈup ˌscrub ˈin mainly american [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they scrub up he/she/it scrubs up …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), v. i. To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrubbed} (skr[u^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scrubbing}.] [OE. scrobben, probably of Dutch or Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skrubbe, Sw. skrubba, D. schrobben, LG. schrubben.] To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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