Definition of scrub
scrubbableplay \ˈskrə-bə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of scrub in a Sentence
We scrubbed and scrubbed until the floor was clean.
They scrubbed the game because of the bad weather.
Origin and Etymology of scrub
First Known Use: circa 1595See Words from the same year
Synonymsabandon, abort, call, call off, cry off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke, scrap, cancel
Related Wordsabrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw; countermand, reverse, roll back; break off, discontinue, end, halt, stop, terminate; hold back, interrupt, suspend; give up, relinquish, surrender
Near Antonymsengage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertake
First Known Use of scrub
SCRUB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scrub for English Language Learners
: to rub (something) hard with a rough object or substance and often with soap in order to clean it
: to decide that (something, such as a game, performance, etc.) will not happen : to cancel (something)
SCRUB Defined for Kids
Definition of scrub for Students
medical Definition of scrub
- a surgical scrub
- surgical scrubs
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