scrub out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of scrub out

1 :to remove (something) from an object by rubbing hard with a rough object or substance and often with soap
  • scrub out a stain
2 :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.

Word by Word Definitions

scrub play
  1. : a stunted tree or shrub

  2. : vegetation consisting chiefly of scrubs

  3. : a tract covered with scrub

  1. : to clean with hard rubbing : scour

  2. : to remove by scrubbing

  3. : to subject to friction : rub

  1. : an act or instance of scrubbing

  2. : one that scrubs

  3. : a powerful and especially cosmetic cleanser

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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