There are 2 translations of scrub in Spanish:

scrub1

Pronunciation: /skrʌb/

n

  • 1 u (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 pl) 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 c (AmE) [Sport] reserva (mf); (before n) [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 prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.

There are 2 translations of scrub in Spanish:

scrub2

vt (-bb-)

  • 2 (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (cancel) [event/game/meeting] cancelar 2.2 (drop) [team member] echar [familiar/colloquial]
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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

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[walls/doors] limpiar con cepillo

scrub out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (clean) [pan/oven/sink] fregar* con cepillo 1.2 (erase) [mark/line/stain] quitar con cepillo

scrub round

v + prep + o (BrE)
[colloquial/familiar] [problem] obviar*, evitar

scrub up

v + adv
[doctor/nurse] lavarse (antes de una operación)

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.