There are 2 translations of scrub in Spanish:

scrub1

Pronunciation: /skrʌb/

n

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (vegetation) matorrales (mpl), maleza (f)
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    • Images of barren trees, dry scrub and leaf-scattered ground present the rural Virginia landscape in December.
    • The Kalahari is a green desert, largely of low thorn scrub and acacia trees.
    • Reestablishment of scrub vegetation on phosphate mines has been attempted with varying success.
  • 2 (act) (no plural/sin plural) he gave the floor a good scrub fregó bien el piso (con cepillo) give your knees a good scrub restriégate or refriégate bien las rodillas
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    • Performing a surgical hand scrub before a surgical procedure is intended to reduce the number of microorganisms.
    • Study participants perform one surgical hand scrub on day one of the test week and are immediately gloved.
    • By spending less than 1 – 2 minutes to give yourself a whole-body scrub from head to toe, you can boost the skin's resistance to outside temperature change.
  • 3 countable/numerable (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Sport/Deporte] reserva (masculine and feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [player/team] de reserva
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    • He was a scrub for ten years in football at a private school because playing football was mandatory.
    • They said that he was a scrub and would never do anything that good - unfortunately he did.
    • He is not a scrub, but let's not get that hall of fame speech ready yet.

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Word of the day desesperado
adj
desperate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.

There are 2 translations of scrub in Spanish:

scrub2

vt (-bb-)

  • 2 (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (cancel) [event/game/meeting] cancelar 2.2 (drop) [team member] echar [colloquial/familiar]
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    • He also commented on how smart we all looked - see we do scrub up well!
    • Despite scrubbing up well for the shoot, he grunts, ‘I don't think I'll be doing James Bond any time soon.’
    • People seem to like visiting me, I'm over 30, I'm slowly falling to pieces and could do with a lot of TLC, with a bit of work I scrub up well, and I've been told I have way too many toys in the attic.
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    • If this means the profile's scrubbed, ‘he continues, ‘that's fine by me.’
    • I just may have to scrub the whole thing and go back to version 1.
    • If a child shows an aptitude and a burning desire to play the violin, the plan for her to train for World Cup soccer may have to be scrubbed,

vi

  • [person] restregarse*, refregarse*
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    • Its clothing is bleached, starched, and pressed, and its face is scrubbed clean.
    • While she scrubbed him she would invariably speak to him of the importance of personal hygiene.
    • We pack the clean eggs directly in cartons and scrub the soiled eggs under running water before packing them.

Phrasal verbs

scrub down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[walls/doors] limpiar con cepillo

scrub out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (clean) [pan/oven/sink] fregar* con cepillo 1.2 (erase) [mark/line/stain] quitar con cepillo

scrub round

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (British English/inglés británico)
[colloquial/familiar] [problem] obviar*, evitar

scrub up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[doctor/nurse] lavarse (antes de una operación)

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Word of the day desesperado
adj
desperate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.