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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)

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uk   /skrʌb/ us   /skrʌb/ -bb-


uk   /skrʌb/ us   /skrʌb/
  • scrub noun (PLANTS)

  • scrub noun (CLOTHES)

[plural] mainly US loose clothes worn by doctors and nurses in a hospital: I saw a photo of her in doctor's scrubs.
adjective uk   /ˈskrʌb.i/ us   /ˈskrʌb.i/
covered with short trees and bushes: scrubby vegetation
(Definition of scrub from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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