Associations to the word «Scrub»


SCRUB, adjective. Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.
SCRUB, noun. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow.
SCRUB, noun. A worn-out brush.
SCRUB, noun. One who is incompetent or unable to complete easy tasks.
SCRUB, noun. A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.
SCRUB, noun. (US) (stock breeding) One of the common livestock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, especially when inferior in size, etc. Often used to refer to male animals unsuited for breeding.
SCRUB, noun. Vegetation of inferior quality, though sometimes thick and impenetrable, growing in poor soil or in sand; also, brush.
SCRUB, noun. One not on the first team of players, a substitute.
SCRUB, verb. (transitive) To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
SCRUB, verb. (intransitive) To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour;
SCRUB, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living.
SCRUB, verb. (transitive) To call off a scheduled event; to cancel.
SCRUB, verb. (databases) (transitive) To eliminate or to correct data from a set of records to bring it inline with other similar datasets
SCRUB, verb. (audio) To move a recording tape back and forth with a scrubbing-like motion to produce a scratching sound, or to do so by a similar use of a control on an editing system.
SCRUB, verb. (audio) (video) To maneuver the play position on a media editing system by using a scroll bar.
SCRUB, noun. An instance of scrubbing.
SCRUB, noun. A cancellation.
SCRUB, noun. A worn-out brush.
SCRUB, noun. One who scrubs.
SCRUB, noun. (medicine) (in the plural) Clothing worn while performing surgery.
SCRUB, noun. (by extension) (in the plural) Any medical uniform consisting of a short-sleeved shirt and pants (trousers).
SCRUB, noun. An exfoliant for the body.
SCRUB BIRD, noun. (zoology) An Australian passerine bird of the family Atrichornithidae, as Atrichia clamosa.
SCRUB BIRDS, noun. Plural of scrub bird
SCRUB BOARD, noun. Synonym of rubboard.
SCRUB BOARDS, noun. Plural of scrub board
SCRUB BULL, noun. (AU) Any of the outback feral banteng cattle of Australia
SCRUB IN, verb. (healthcare) To thoroughly wash one's hands and forearms in preparation for performing a surgery.
SCRUB NURSE, noun. (colloquial) A nurse that handles instruments to the surgeon during an operation.
SCRUB NURSES, noun. Plural of scrub nurse
SCRUB OAK, noun. (US) the popular name of several dwarfish species of oak in the United States.
SCRUB OAKS, noun. Plural of scrub oak
SCRUB ROBIN, noun. An Australian singing bird of the genus Drymodes.
SCRUB ROBIN, noun. Any of several African birds of the genus Cercotrichas.
SCRUB ROBINS, noun. Plural of scrub robin
SCRUB TYPHUS, noun. A form of typhus caused by the intracellular parasite Orientia tsutsugamushi carried by certain mites.
SCRUB UP, verb. To clean or wash by scrubbing
SCRUB UP, verb. (UK) (idiomatic) to dress up
SCRUB WALLABIES, noun. Plural of scrub wallaby
SCRUB WALLABY, noun. The black-striped wallaby

Dictionary definition

SCRUB, noun. Dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes.
SCRUB, noun. The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water.
SCRUB, verb. Clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back".
SCRUB, verb. Wash thoroughly; "surgeons must scrub prior to an operation".
SCRUB, verb. Postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill".
SCRUB, adjective. (of domestic animals) not selectively bred.

Wise words

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