Found 3 items, similar to scrub.
English → Indonesian
English → English
adj : (of domestic animals) not selectively bred
v 1: clean with hard rubbing; “She scrubbed his back”
2: wash thoroughly; “surgeons must scrub prior to an operation”
[syn: scrub up
n 1: dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes [syn:
2: the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and
soap and water [syn: scrubbing
English → English
(skr[u^]b), v. i.
To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour;
hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a
1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. “A
We should go there in as proper a manner as
possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us.
2. Something small and mean.
3. A worn-out brush. --Ainsworth.
4. A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the
prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.
5. (Stock Breeding) One of the common live stock of a region
of no particular breed or not of pure breed, esp. when
inferior in size, etc. [U.S.]
6. Vegetation of inferior quality, though sometimes thick and
impenetrable, growing in poor soil or in sand; also,
brush; -- called also scrub brush
. See Brush
[Australia & South Africa]
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
7. (Forestry) A low, straggling tree of inferior quality.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(Zo["o]l.), an Australian passerine bird of the
, as Atrichia clamosa
called also brush bird
(Bot.), the popular name of several dwarfish
species of oak. The scrub oak of New England and the
Middle States is Quercus ilicifolia
, a scraggy shrub;
that of the Southern States is a small tree (Q. Catesb[ae]i
); that of the Rocky Mountain region is Q. undulata
, var. Gambelii.
(Zo["o]l.), an Australian singing bird of the
Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.
How solitary, how scrub, does this town look!
No little scrub joint shall come on my board. --Swift.
, a game, as of ball, by unpracticed players.
, a race between scrubs, or between untrained
animals or contestants.
(skr[u^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scrubbed
(skr[u^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. Scrubbing
.] [OE. scrobben,
probably of Dutch or Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skrubbe, Sw.
skrubba, D. schrobben, LG. schrubben.]
To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet
brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of
cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.