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verb scrub pronunciation in American English /skrʌb/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyscrub
he/she/itscrubs
present participlescrubbing
past tensescrubbed
past participlescrubbed
  1. 1
    [intransitive/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. 2
    [transitive] informal to decide not to do something that you planned to do

    The Prime Minister scrubbed his long-planned trip to the Middle East.

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