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scrub1 British & World English

Rub (someone or something) hard so as to clean them, typically with a brush and water

scrub2 British & World English

Vegetation consisting mainly of brushwood or stunted forest growth

scrub1 English Thesaurus

he scrubbed the kitchen floor

scrub2 English Thesaurus

there the buildings ended and the scrub began

scrubs in scrub2 British & World English

Land covered with scrub vegetation

scrub jay British & World English

A jay with blue and gray plumage and no crest, found in Mexico, the western US, and central Florida

scrub oak British & World English

A shrubby dwarf oak which forms thickets

body scrub British & World English

An exfoliating cosmetic preparation applied to the body to cleanse the skin

scrub-bash British & World English

Travel through thick vegetation on foot or horseback

scrub-bird British & World English

A secretive Australian songbird with mainly brown plumage and a long tail, now rare

scrub block British & World English

A rural landholding covered in thick brushwood or stunted forest growth

scrub bull British & World English

A feral bull living in the outback

scrub-dash British & World English

Ride on horseback through thick vegetation in pursuit of wild or straying cattle

scrub fire British & World English

A fire that burns the low-growing vegetation in an area of open countryside

scrub itch British & World English

Skin irritation caused by the parasitic larvae of mites, particularly as experienced in northern tropical Australia

scrub nurse British & World English

A nurse who handles sterile equipment while assisting a surgeon during a surgical operation

scrub plain British & World English

An expanse of relatively flat country with a patchy growth of grasses, bushes, and small trees

scrub suit British & World English

A garment worn by surgeons and other theatre staff while performing or assisting at an operation

vine scrub British & World English

Australian vegetation consisting of seasonally dry tropical or subtropical rainforest

scrub cutter British & World English

A machine used to clear thick vegetation from an area of land

scrub roller British & World English

A large heavy roller used for crushing bushes and small trees prior to clearing

scrub-turkey British & World English

Another term for brush-turkey.

scrub typhus British & World English

A rickettsial disease transmitted to humans by mites and found in parts of eastern Asia

scrub wallaby British & World English

Another term for pademelon.

mallee scrub in mallee British & World English

Scrub which is dominated by mallee, typical of some arid parts of Australia

scrubbing brush British & World English

A hard brush for scrubbing floors

scrub brush in scrubbing brush British & World English

A hard brush for scrubbing floors