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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

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 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

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

scrub something out

to clean out the inside of something by rubbing or brushing. Please scrub these pots out and put them away. Jim will scrub out the pots.
See also: out, scrub

scrub something out of something

 and scrub something Out
to clean something out of something by scrubbing. Please scrub the gravy out of the pot. Are you going to scrub out the burned material?
See also: of, out, scrub

scrub up

1. Lit. to clean oneself up. You have to scrub up before dinner. Please go scrub up before you come to the table.
2. Fig. to clean oneself, especially one's hands and arms, as a preparation for performing a surgical procedure. The surgeon scrubbed up thoroughly before the operation. When you finish scrubbing up, someone will help you on with sterile clothing.
See also: scrub, up

scrub up

Thoroughly wash one's hands and forearms, as before performing surgery. For example, The residents had to scrub up in case they were called on to assist with the operation. [c. 1900]
See also: scrub, up

scrub up

To wash the hands and arms thoroughly, as before performing or participating in surgery: The doctors and nurses scrubbed up before entering the operating room.
See also: scrub, up


tv. to cancel something. We had to scrub the whole plan because of the weather.
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A woman from Greece said she had booked a Kara Sapun, a body scrub with black Eucalyptus soap that gives a refreshing cooling sensation.
As it's a more sensitive area than your body, choose a scrub with rounded beads to avoid scratching your skin.
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Whether you opt for salt or sugar, choose a scrub with plenty of micro-granules, so you don't run out of scrub as you use up your bottle, and be sure to moisturise afterwards.
For a perked-up complexion gently massage a small amount of scrub over clean, damp skin using an upward circular motion.
You could even make your own salt or sugar scrub at home.
Pur:phuel Reviving Facial Scrub, pounds 14Leaves skin feeling cleaner and re-invigorated but the product is more about preparing skin for s having rather than skin revival.
Webster's defines scrub as "a tract of stunted trees or shrubs.
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It scrubs without caustics, saving the cost of chemicals and of water treatment afterward.
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