scrub out

ˌscrub ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they scrub out he/she/it scrubs out present participle scrubbing out past tense scrubbed out past participle scrubbed out] phrasal verb
to clean the inside of something thoroughly

We finished scrubbing out the inside of all the cupboards.

Thesaurus: to wash something cleansynonym to make something clean by rubbingsynonym
Main entry: scrub

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scrub out [phrasal verb]
scrub out (something) or scrub (something) out
1 : to remove (something) from an object by scrubbing

a stain in the carpet that was impossible to scrub out

2 : to scrub the inside of (something)

She scrubbed out the flower pots and filled them with fresh soil.

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Main Entry:scrub

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • scrub out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms scrub out : present tense I/you/we/they scrub out he/she/it scrubs out present participle scrubbing out past tense scrubbed out past participle scrubbed out to clean the inside of something thoroughly We… …   English dictionary

  • scrub — scrub1 [skrʌb] v past tense and past participle scrubbed present participle scrubbing [Date: 1200 1300; : Low German; Origin: or a Scandinavian language] 1.) [I and T] to rub something hard, especially with a stiff brush, in order to clean it ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scrub — scrub1 [ skrʌb ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to wash or clean something by rubbing it hard, especially with a brush: She scrubbed the kitchen table clean. scrub at: He stood there scrubbing at his shirt with the towel. 2. ) transitive… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scrub — I UK [skrʌb] / US verb Word forms scrub : present tense I/you/we/they scrub he/she/it scrubs present participle scrubbing past tense scrubbed past participle scrubbed 1) [intransitive/transitive] to wash or clean something by rubbing it hard,… …   English dictionary

  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), n. 1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. A sorry scrub. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] We should go there in as proper a manner as possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Something… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrub bird — Scrub Scrub (skr[u^]b), n. 1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. A sorry scrub. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] We should go there in as proper a manner as possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrub brush — Scrub Scrub (skr[u^]b), n. 1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. A sorry scrub. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] We should go there in as proper a manner as possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrub oak — Scrub Scrub (skr[u^]b), n. 1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. A sorry scrub. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] We should go there in as proper a manner as possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrub robin — Scrub Scrub (skr[u^]b), n. 1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. A sorry scrub. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] We should go there in as proper a manner as possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrub something out — ˌscrub sthˈout derived to clean the inside of sth by rubbing it hard with a brush and usually with soap and water • He scrubbed out the pans and left them to drain. Main entry: ↑scrubderived …   Useful english dictionary

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