Translation of "scrub" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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scrubverb

uk /skrʌb/ us /skrʌb/ -bb-

scrub verb (CLEAN)

[ I or T ] to rub something hard in order to clean it, especially using a stiff brush, soap, and water

(尤指用硬刷、肥皂和水)擦洗,刷洗
She scrubbed (at) the mark on the wall for a long time, but it wouldn't come off. 她花了很长时间擦洗墙上的印迹,但仍然没有擦掉。
[ + obj + adj ] He scrubbed the old saucepan clean, and it looked as good as new. 他把旧的平底锅擦得很干净,看上去像新的一样。

scrub verb (STOP)

[ T ] US also scratch informal to decide not to do something you had planned to do

取消(原计划)
We had to scrub our plans when I lost my job. 我失业了,我们不得不取消计划。
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Phrasal verb(s)

scrubnoun

uk /skrʌb/ us /skrʌb/

scrub noun (PLANTS)

[ U ] (an area of land covered with) short trees and bushes, growing on dry ground of low quality

灌木丛(地带)

scrub noun (CLEAN)

[ S ] UK the act of rubbing something hard in order to clean it, especially using a stiff brush, soap, and water

(尤指用硬刷、肥皂和水)擦洗,刷洗
Kids, give your hands a good scrub and come and get your dinner! 孩子们,好好洗一下手,然后来吃饭!
scrubby
adjective uk /ˈskrʌb.i/ us /ˈskrʌb.i/

covered with short trees and bushes

灌木丛生的
scrubby vegetation 矮小的植被

(Translation of “scrub” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)