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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Never one to really enjoy cleaning blackpowder guns, at one point I declared I'd never shoot muzzleloaders on a regular basis unless I became wealthy enough to shoot a new one every time--so that I'd never again have to scrub one down. My approach to muzzleloading changed dramatically, however, when Tony Knight of Modern Muzzleloading introduced the first in-line.