scrub away

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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
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scrub something away

to clean something away by rubbing. See if you can scrub that rust away. Scrub away that rust if you can.
See also: away, scrub
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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HE was his usual self, unblemished by the threat of bathing, a change of attire (still just shorts and cap), or a scrubbing away of that strong smell of his - not disgusting, like a Soho tramp, but a heavy natural oily smell of sweat, of smoke, of leather.