scrub out

phrasal verb

scrubbed out; scrubbing out; scrubs out
: to remove (something) from an object by rubbing hard with a rough object or substance and often with soap
scrub out a stain
: to rub the inside of (something) hard with a rough object or substance and often with soap in order to clean it
She scrubbed out the flower pots.

Examples of scrub out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the movie’s trailer released in 2019, a Taiwan flag on Tom Cruise’s jacket had been scrubbed out, presumably to allow it to be screened in China. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2023 No more struggling to scrub out stains or dealing with funky odors! Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 24 May 2023 Take a sponge with warm soapy water and scrub out the stain. Ashlyn Messier, Fox News, 23 Apr. 2023

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“Scrub out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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