scrub [{{t}}skrʌb] (pt & pp scrubbed, cont scrubbing)
1 transitive verb
(a) (clean, wash → floor, carpet) nettoyer à la brosse, frotter avec une brosse; (→ saucepan, sink) frotter, récurer; (→ clothes, face, back) frotter; (→ fingernails) brosser;
to scrub sth clean nettoyer qch à fond, récurer qch;
scrub yourself all over frotte-toi bien partout;
have you scrubbed your hands clean? est-ce que tu t'es bien nettoyé les mains?
(b) {{}}familiar{{}} (cancel → order) annuler ; (→ plans, holiday) annuler, laisser tomber ; (recording, tape) effacer ;
we'll have to scrub dinner il faudra qu'on se passe de dîner ;
I'd prefer to scrub that remark j'aimerais mieux que cette remarque soit effacée;
she's been scrubbed from the team on l'a virée de l'équipe
(c) {{}}Technology{{}} (gas) laver
2 intransitive verb
I spent the morning scrubbing j'ai passé la matinée à frotter les planchers ou les sols
3 noun
(a) (with brush) coup m de brosse;
give the floor a good scrub frotte bien le plancher;
can you give my back a scrub? peux-tu me frotter le dos?
(b) (vegetation) broussailles fpl
(c) {{}}American{{}} {{}}Sport{{}} (team) équipe f de seconde zone; (player) joueur(euse) m,f de second ordre
(d) {{}}Australian{{}} {{}}familiar{{}} (wilderness) cambrousse f
►► {{}}American{{}} scrub brush brosse f à récurer
scrub away
1 separable transitive verb
(mark, mud) faire partir en brossant
2 intransitive verb
partir à la brosse
scrub down separable transitive verb
(wall, paintwork) lessiver; (horse) bouchonner
scrub out
1 separable transitive verb
(a) (dirt, stain) faire partir à la brosse; (bucket, tub) nettoyer à la brosse; (pan) récurer; (ears) nettoyer, bien laver
(b) (erase → graffiti, comment) effacer; (→ name) barrer, biffer
2 intransitive verb
partir à la brosse
scrub up intransitive verb
{{}}Medicine{{}} (before operation) se laver les mains

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  • 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 — [ skrɶb ] n. m. • 1900; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. Géogr. Brousse épaisse d Australie, formée de buissons. ● scrub nom masculin (anglais scrub) Brousse épaisse d Australie, formée de buissons toujours verts, de familles diverses, notamment des acacias.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), a. Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby. [1913 Webster] How solitary, how scrub, does this town look! Walpole. [1913 Webster] No little scrub joint shall come on my board. Swift. [1913 Webster] {Scrub game}, a game, as of ball, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrub — 〈[skrʌ̣b] m. 6〉 Strauchformation aus immergrünen, oft undurchdringlich dichten, hartlaubigen Dornbüschen in den austral. Trockengebieten [engl., „Gebüsch, Busch(land)“] * * * Scrub   [skrʌb; englisch »Gebüsch«] der, (s)/ s, Bezeichnung für… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Scrub — Scrub(s) may refer to: *Scrub, low shrub and grass characteristic of scrubland *Scrubs (clothing), worn by medical staff *Scrubs (occupation) or surgical technologist * Scrubs (TV series), an American television program *Scrub baseball, also… …   Wikipedia

  • scrub — skrəb vb, scrubbed; scrub·bing vt to clean and disinfect (the hands and forearms) before participating in surgery vi to prepare for surgery by scrubbing oneself scrub n 1) an act or instance of scrubbing <a surgical scrub> 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • scrub — s.n. Fitocenoză caracteristică Australiei centrale, în care predomină tufişuri xerofite (xerofit) şi, rar, eucalipţi. [< engl. scrub]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  SCRUB s. n. brusă din Australia centrală cu tufărişuri… …   Dicționar Român

  • scrub — scrub·ba·ble; scrub; scrub·by; scrub·ber; …   English syllables

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  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), v. i. To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrub — (skr[u^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrubbed} (skr[u^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scrubbing}.] [OE. scrobben, probably of Dutch or Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skrubbe, Sw. skrubba, D. schrobben, LG. schrubben.] To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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