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scrub1 US English

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

scrub2 US English

Vegetation consisting mainly of brushwood or stunted forest growth

scrub1 US Thesaurus

he scrubbed the kitchen floor

scrub2 US Thesaurus

there the buildings ended and the scrub began

scrub jay US English

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

scrub oak US English

A shrubby dwarf oak that forms thickets

body scrub US English

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

scrub-bash US English

Walk or ride through thick vegetation

scrub-bird US English

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

scrub block US English

A rural landholding covered in thick natural vegetation

scrub brush US English

A hard brush for scrubbing floors, pots and pans, etc.

scrub bull US English

A bull which lives in the wild or has escaped into the wild

scrub-dash US English

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

scrub fire US English

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

scrub itch US English

Skin irritation caused by the parasitic larvae of mites, affecting people in northern tropical Australia

scrub nurse US English

A nurse who assists a surgeon by performing certain specialized duties during a surgical operation

scrub plain US English

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

scrub suit US English

A hygienic outfit worn by surgeons and other surgical staff while performing or assisting at an operation

vine scrub US English

Australian vegetation consisting of seasonally dry tropical or sub-tropical rainforest

scrub-cutter US English

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

scrub roller US English

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

scrub typhus US English

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

scrub up in scrub1 US English

Thoroughly clean one’s hands and arms, especially before performing surgery

scrub something away/off in scrub1 US English

Remove dirt by rubbing hard

scrub hickory in pignut US English

A hickory tree that bears nuts with thin husks