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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

mulga scrub US English

An area of mulga trees; the vegetation of such trees.

scrub-bash US English

Travel through thick vegetation on foot or horseback

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 brushwood or stunted forest growth

scrub brush US English

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

scrub bull US English

A feral bull living in the outback

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 low-growing vegetation in an area of open countryside

scrub itch US English

Skin irritation caused by the parasitic larvae of mites, particularly as experienced 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 subtropical 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

mahogany scrub US English

A tract thickly covered with ‘mahogany’ or jarrah trees.

mutton-bird scrub US English

Any of various shrubs or small trees of the family Asteraceae (Compositae), found in coastal areas of southernmost New Zealand, which have leathery leaves densely hairy underneath; especially Brachyglottis rotundifolia (Senecio reinoldii), or (less frequently) any of several kinds of daisy bush, Olearia spp., especially O. colensoi.

scrub up in scrub1 US English

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

noisy scrub-bird US English

A brown ground-dwelling songbird, Atrichornis clamosus (family Atrichornithidae), which is now found only rarely in a small area of south-western Australia.

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