scrub up

Definition of scrub up

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a stunted tree or shrub

    :  vegetation consisting chiefly of scrubs

    :  a tract covered with scrub

  1. :  to clean with hard rubbing :  scour

    :  to remove by scrubbing

    :  to subject to friction :  rub

  1. :  an act or instance of scrubbing

    :  cancellation

    :  one that scrubs

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

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

    :  up into or in the

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

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : 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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to cast off or become cast off

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