Thesaurus

scrub

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scrub

  1. 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 Synonyms diminutive, midget, mite, peewee, pygmy (also pigmy), runt, dwarf, shrimp, Tom ThumbRelated Words nubbin; mini, miniature; bantam; homunculus, hop-o'-my-thumb, manikin (also mannikin); half-pintNear Antonyms whale, whopperAntonyms behemoth, colossus, giant, jumbo, leviathan, mammoth, monster, titan


scrub

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scrub

  1. 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 Synonyms abandon, abort, call, call off, cry off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke, scrap, cancelRelated Words abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw; countermand, reverse, roll back; break off, discontinue, end, halt, stop, terminate; hold back, interrupt, suspend; give up, relinquish, surrenderNear Antonyms engage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertakeAntonyms continue, keep


Learn More about scrub


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up scrub? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a dividing ridge between drainage areas

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!