scrub off

phrasal verb

scrubbed off; scrubbing off; scrubs off
: to remove (something) from a surface by rubbing hard with a rough object or substance and often with soap

Examples of scrub off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Landlords wanting to attract young professionals once scrubbed off the rebellious scrawls. Isabella Kwai, New York Times, 31 Mar. 2024 One of their motivations, the researchers say, is ultimately to tackle the dangerous work of scrubbing off bio organisms that accumulate on ship hulls. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Dec. 2023 Greasy beef fat and sticky fruit remains scrubbed off with ease, leaving no lingering scent or trace. Kat Thompson, Bon Appétit, 31 Oct. 2023 But upon video review, Carlo’s tally — which would have been the first by a Bruins defenseman in this first-round series — was scrubbed off the scoreboard because of a hand pass infraction from Jake DeBrusk just seconds earlier. Conor Ryan, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Apr. 2023 Although some gourd varieties are tastier than others, the barrier to entry of scrubbing off the paint, peeling the skin, and cracking into them is likely too high for many of us. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Oct. 2023 Use a soft toothbrush to scrub off whatever slime is left. Launder as usual ONLY if there's no slime left. Christin Perry, Parents, 27 Aug. 2023 Next, dip the wire brush into a bucket of warm, soapy water and scrub off all the carbon from the grates. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, 27 July 2023 The inter-team battle scrubbed off enough speed between the two for Newgarden to make up a 3-second gap, throw his car on the inside line and fly by the pair over the course of a single turn. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 23 July 2023

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“Scrub off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrub%20off. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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