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  • n  dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
  • n  the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
  • v  clean with hard rubbing
    She scrubbed his back
  • v  wash thoroughly
    surgeons must scrub prior to an operation
  • v  postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
    we had to scrub our vacation plans
  • s  (of domestic animals) not selectively bred

  • Mixed-to-order body scrubs and lotions are hand-blended in the store.
  • Mechanized forces had deployed earlier in a sharp curve to the south and west, using the moonlight to dodge scrub and big desert boulders.
  • The salt-and-herb scrub is applied to the sound of chiming bells.
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  • Bill France Jr in
    We put up signs in the scrub areas along the road that said 'Beware of snakes' and funneled people through out gates. It worked out pretty good,France said.
  • Bruno Tonioli in Pendle Today
    Bruno Tonioli said: "For a bit of rough you actually scrub up quite well. It was a bit shaky and unsteady. You held your breath - you looked like you were going for a dive".
  • Don Blankenship in MarketWatch (press release)
    We have to give ourselves a good honest scrub about what is working and what is not working, what are the impediments to progress and what should we change about the way we are doing it to make sure that we get to the objective that we set for... Gen Peter Pace International Herald Tribune Nov 10, 2006 86969 116266 scrubber We have urged you to reverse this practice as soon as possible and allow our coal miners to enjoy the benefits of one of the truly significant technological advances of the past 30 years - the scrubber - a device able to physically remove from the...

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