English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
scrub, chaparral, bushnoun
dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
scrub, scrubbing, scouringadjective
the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
(of domestic animals) not selectively bred
clean with hard rubbing
"She scrubbed his back"
scrub, scrub upverb
"surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"
cancel, call off, scratch, scrubverb
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"
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
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How to use scrub in a sentence?
At Exec, he was willing to scrub toilets for clients. At Cruise, he was willing to go out on mapping car runs in the middle of the night. He's a hard worker through and through, he's got the grit required for early stage startups.
Oh, how I miss the wind on my face, the feeling of raindrops, sand on my feet and the sound of the surf crashing on the Galveston beach, we take daily sensory inputs for granted until they are absent. The environmental inputs on the space station consist mostly of the constant hum of the ventilation system. It stirs the air, allowing the purification system to scrub and clean our atmosphere so it's breathable. While some places on the space station are as loud as a lawn mower, others are as quiet as the vacuum of space. I can not wait to feel and hear Earth again.
It was just scrub and bushes when we moved here.
He was put in the suspended ineligible list. There was human error, and that list was moved over to get the people who were under 50 onto the eligible list. They failed to scrub for people who were under 18.
The Brown Sugar Body Scrub is definitely one of my favorites to make. It works just as well as any scrub that you buy in the drug store, and it literally costs less than a dollar.
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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
- annullare, sfregare, strofinare, disdireItalian
- taekai, mōheuheu, ūkui, kōmukumuku, ururua, tahuereMāori
- ничто́жество, замо́рыш, дра́ить, скраб, куста́рник, скрести́Russian
- kifroyî, cafroter, schurer, rischurerWalloon
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