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Synonyms for scrub
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scrub, chaparral, bush(noun)

    dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes

    Synonyms:
    bush, scrubbing, crotch hair, shrub, scouring, pubic hair, chaparral

    Antonyms:
    improved

  2. scrub, scrubbing, scouring(adj)

    the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water

    Synonyms:
    scouring, bush, chaparral, scrubbing

    Antonyms:
    improved

  3. scrub(verb)

    (of domestic animals) not selectively bred

    Antonyms:
    improved

  4. scrub, scour(verb)

    clean with hard rubbing

    "She scrubbed his back"

    Synonyms:
    scour, abrade, scrub up, purge, cancel, scratch, flush, call off

    Antonyms:
    improved

  5. scrub, scrub up(verb)

    wash thoroughly

    "surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"

    Synonyms:
    scratch, scour, call off, scrub up, cancel

    Antonyms:
    improved

  6. cancel, call off, scratch, scrub(verb)

    postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

    "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"

    Synonyms:
    itch, call off, scrape up, expunge, fret, strike down, strike, scour, chafe, come up, invalidate, grave, delete, excise, scratch, cancel, inscribe, call, engrave, scrape, fray, offset, scrub up, set off, scratch up, rub

    Antonyms:
    improved

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scrub

    To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.

    Synonyms:
    brush, clean, cleanse, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, sponge, sweep, wash, wipe

    Antonyms:
    befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Preposition:
    Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scrub(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    scour, cleanse, clean, rub hard

  2. scrub(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    work hard

  3. scrub(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mean fellow

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    rub, papaya, brush, rubbing, scrubbing, shrub

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Translations for scrub

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  • scheuern, GestrüppGerman
  • tallar, estregar, restregar, fregarSpanish
  • مالش دادنPersian
  • puska, asu, pöheikkö, kuurata, perua, peruuttaa, pusikko, jynssääjä, tiheikkö, jynssätä, jyystää, puurtaa, pensaikko, jynssäysFinnish
  • crosser, annulerFrench
  • मलनाHindi
  • sikálHungarian
  • annullare, sfregare, strofinare, disdireItalian
  • taekai, mōheuheu, ūkui, kōmukumuku, ururua, tahuereMāori
  • schrobbenDutch
  • skrubbeNorwegian
  • odwołaćPolish
  • esfregarPortuguese
  • ничто́жество, замо́рыш, дра́ить, скраб, куста́рник, скрести́Russian
  • స్క్రబ్Telugu
  • kifroyî, cafroter, schurer, rischurerWalloon

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