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scrub

noun

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a living thing much smaller than others of its kind
  • that scrub of a mutt turned out to be the smartest dog we ever had

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scrub

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of scrub (Entry 2 of 2)

to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to)
  • the outdoor art project was scrubbed when the organizers found out they needed permission from city hall

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The first known use of scrub was in the 14th century

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“Scrub.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scrub. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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