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scrub away

To clean away some substance or residue (from something) very thoroughly and vigorously. A noun or pronoun is used between "scrub" and "away." You'll want to scrub away all the caked-on dirt and grime before you attempt to repair your bicycle. The salt-and-sugar rub helps you scrub dirt and dead skin cells away, giving your skin a bright, healthy glow.
See also: away, scrub

scrub something away

to clean something away by rubbing. See if you can scrub that rust away. Scrub away that rust if you can.
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Once the placard decal is soft, it should scrub away easily.
Scrub away those dead cells and see in the new season with revitalised skin with a refreshing body scrub like these.
Already this year, the council has pledged to wash down certain city centre streets every night to scrub away grime, and target takeaways blamed for litter outside their premises.
The product is designed with an extra large, rubberized grip for man-sized hands; short, slanted bristles scrub away grit under nails, and large, dense bristles clean outer nails and cuticles.
Scrub away the daily grime with Origins Paradise Found Body Glow Polish, pounds 20; Anatomicals Make Mine A Tropical Smoothie, pounds 7.95 from hqhair.com; Organic Surge Pure Grit Tropical body scrub, pounds 5.99 at Boots; and Mysa Purely Coconut salt scrub, pounds 8 at Beauty-Republic.com.
Scrub away and use a moisturising liquid cleanser on your skin.
Soak the bottle in warm water and you will be able to scrub away any label glue left on the bottle.
Her message to take to heart is vital ( don't step into the shower or the bath and scrub away the terror of the attack.
If you have a sprinkler system, inspect each head; scrub away rust and clogging debris with soapy water and a wire brush.
If that's not enough to wake you up (are you dead?), scrub away sleepiness with Snap Out Of It morning exfoliator from Benefit, pounds 15 (0901 113 0001).
It felt a bit like she was using a scouring pad to scrub away at my face.
team permission to visit some of the centres of the protests and crackdown to assess humanitarian needs, but activists and a Western diplomat have accused the regime of trying to scrub away signs of the crackdown.
Officials are having to return to the same locations to scrub away daubings criticising how the tycoons run the club.
GRAFFITI artist Eric Grohe woz 'ere - but you won't find any council cleaners trying to scrub away his colourful creations.