scrub out

phrasal verb
scrubbed out; scrubbing out; scrubs out

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.

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“Scrub out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrub%20out. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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