scrub off

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scrub someone or something off

to clean someone or something by rubbing. Mother scrubbed Timmy off. Liz scrubbed off the countertop.
See also: off, scrub

scrub something off (of) something

 and scrub something off
to clean something off something by scrubbing. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) I have to scrub the mud off the porch steps. Did you scrub off all the grease?
See also: off, scrub
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Another time, we were all late for work because he was trying to scrub off a Biro moustache.
Brush to in and leave for 15 minutes then scrub off.
According to the report, the now permanently painted man spent two days with 20 baths trying to scrub off the paint and was forced to sleep in a room lined with plastic bags.
After being forced to scrub off the attractive mural, Colin said enough was enough and put up the For Sale notices.
Easily capable of chewing the coat-tails of Ferraris and Porsche Turbos, it can crack 205mph, blat to 100 in less than nine seconds and scrub off unfeasible speeds with preternatural poise.
Can't her own mother get her under a shower, scrub off her inches-deep maquillage, sober her up and remind her that her children will grow to abhor her.
That evening I had a lot of trouble trying to scrub off the black diamonds down my chest and belly.
Don't use an expensive hand cleaner to scrub off grease or ground-in dirt.
To clean oven surfaces, coat them in a paste of water and baking or washing soda and let stand overnight, then scrub off the paste while wearing gloves.
1 WITH a stiff broom, clear any obvious debris from paths and steps, then scrub off any algae that's started to grow.