scrub away(redirected from scrubbing one 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.
scrub something away
to clean something away by rubbing. See if you can scrub that rust away. Scrub away that rust if you can.