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Definition of Scrub


  1. Vegetation of inferior quality, though sometimes thick and impenetrable, growing in poor soil or in sand; also, brush. See Brush, above.
  2. A low, straggling tree of inferior quality.
  3. 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.
  4. To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living.
  5. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow.
  6. Something small and mean.
  7. A worn-out brush.
  8. A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.
  9. One of the common live stock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, esp. when inferior in size, etc.
  10. Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.
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Scrub Translations

scrub in French is lessivage
scrub in Italian is strofinare, strofinare
scrub in Spanish is fregado
scrub in Swedish is skuras, krubba