scrub down


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scrub down

To wash someone or something very thoroughly and vigorously. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scrub" and "down." Make sure you scrub the kids down before they go to bed—they've been out playing in the mud all day. We'll need to scrub down the car before my parents get home, or they'll know we took it without asking.
See also: down, scrub

scrub someone or something down

to clean someone or something thoroughly by rubbing. The mother scrubbed the baby down gently and put lotion on her. Please scrub down this floor.
See also: down, scrub
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As in, completely emptied it out, removed all the shelves and gave it a thorough scrub down, so that every inch is sparkling.
I especially learned not to bend over at the rear of the elephant when giving her a scrub down as she pooped on my head!
Every day across Fukushima prefecture, teams of workers blast roads with water, scrub down houses, cut branches and scrape contaminated soil off farmland.
Father and daughter volunteers Mitch and Maddison Wood I scrub down the steps at Sunset Ridge Middle School as part of I the annual Comcast Cares Day.
By the time this numismatic novelty arrives, it will only be worth about threepence anyway so it may be time to scrub down the benches, unfold the Union Jacks and prepare for street parties across the land.
"We scrub down and sanitize the winery at the beginning of the season," winemaker Eric Baugher explains.
Public officials have organized efforts to scrub down buildings and bulldoze the top layers of soil from playgrounds and parks where radioactive particles rained down.
I floated in the salty water, gave myself a body scrub down in mineral rich mud and then walked across the road and rinsed off in the Black Sea ...
Hire a jet .washer and clean your patio or scrub down and treat your decking.
The sisters have to be prepared to scrub down the bloodspattered walls of bathrooms, cope with the stink of decomposed remains and the disgusting debris of sad and lonely lives.
However it is the White Elephant that will be the star of the show today ( after a hasty repair job and a quick scrub down.
The director and I were given some very effective EMI--we had to scrub down the Buddha before driving it back to the hangar.
Plastic, of course, picks up static charge, so the farm field dust clung to the construction so tightly, officials had to contract with a cleaning surface to scrub down the domes.
* AB[H.sub.2] Ronald Tenorio supervises Sailors performing a flight deck scrub down aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).
``This is the pub I've always wanted, '' enthuses Robby, who only got the keys on December 1 and spent the subsequent 36 hours with his business partner Eunice giving it a good scrub down. ``It's the ultimate, the best pub in Liverpool and certainly it's in the best location for business.