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scrub up

verb uk phrasal verb with scrub   /skrʌb/ (-bb-) us  
When a doctor scrubs up, he or she washes the hands and arms very carefully before performing a medical operation.
Translations of “scrub up”
in Chinese (Traditional) (醫生在做手術前)仔細擦洗手和手臂…
in Chinese (Simplified) (医生在做手术前给病人)仔细擦洗手和胳膊…
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