scrub off

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scrub off

To clean away some substance or residue (from something) very thoroughly and vigorously. A noun or pronoun is used between "scrub" and "off." You should be scrubbing off all the caked-on dirt and grime from your bicycle at least once a week, or it will wear out a lot faster than it would otherwise. The salt-and-sugar rub helps you scrub dirt and dead skin cells off your body, giving your skin a bright, healthy glow.
See also: off, scrub

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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This equipment, Midmark's first ultrasonic cleaning product offering, saves medical environments valuable time because it eliminates the need to physically scrub off bioburden prior to sterilization.
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.
It said: "Female staff are told to scrub off excess make-up and men with stubble are sent home to shave.
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.
Don't use an expensive hand cleaner to scrub off grease or ground-in dirt.
Tiber Street, they will remove litter and debris and scrub off graffiti.