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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Attached to a whisky bottle was this notice: "Will be sold to the highest bidder for purchase of scrubbing brush and soap for the purpose of scrubbing down of mouching Valentine Mul-, the ale cadger, and sloppy Liz, the stout moucher."
The scrubbing down of the wooden deck was just the first stage.
But the great sacrificial scene was bungled in Vick's handling, with bathetic scrubbing down of a butcher's slab and no reaction at all from the protagonists at the surprise intervention of the supernatural voice of the deus ex machina.