Meaning of “scrub” in the English Dictionary

"scrub" in British English

See all translations


uk /skrʌb/ us /skrʌb/ -bb-


uk /skrʌb/ us /skrʌb/

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

"scrub" in American English

See all translations

scrubverb [ I/T ]

us /skrʌb/ -bb-

scrub verb [ I/T ] (CLEAN)

to clean something by rubbing it hard:

[ T ] After the tomato sauce boiled over, I had to scrub the stove.
[ I ] You scrub and scrub, but those marks never come off.

scrubnoun [ U ]

us /skrʌb/

scrub noun [ U ] (PLANTS)

low trees and bushes that grow in dirt that is not especially good or where it is windy and dry

(Definition of “scrub” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)