scrub up

Definition of scrub up

:to wash one's hands and arms thoroughly
  • The doctor scrubbed up for surgery.

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

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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