Meaning of “scrub up” in the English Dictionary

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"scrub up" in British English

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scrub up

phrasal verb with scrub uk /skrʌb/ us /skrʌb/ verb -bb-

When a doctor scrubs up, he or she washes the hands and arms very carefully before performing a medical operation.

(Definition of “scrub up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)