scrub up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scrub up wash thoroughly "surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"
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Usage

In literature:

He swung himself from the saddle, tied a loose rein to a scrub oak, and clambered up the bank.
"Bob Hampton of Placer" by Randall Parrish
Looking closer, I saw that it was the ruin of a small stone cottage, roofless, and indescribably swallowed up in the pitiless scrub.
"Pieces of Eight" by Richard le Gallienne
Up on the ridges, on either side, were farms; but this was a wild piece of scrub at the foot of the dam.
"Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns" by Halsey Davidson
To gain time, she picked up the dishcloth and began to scrub at an imaginary spot on the table.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
Finally she got up and scrubbed another room and while she was carryin' the water out she fainted.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Then she saw her washing windows, scrubbing the porch steps, hanging up clothes.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
Sam played a little on the scrub, but soon gave it up.
"The Rover Boys in the Air" by Edward Stratemeyer
Well, we must merge him in a tub of water, and scrub him up a little.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
He scrubbed at it with his sleeve, soaking up the blood, wiping the spot fiercely.
"The K-Factor" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
By this I do not mean that you must cease all other occupations and take up that of eternal scrubbing.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
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In poetry:

I've been hunted like a panther into my mountain lair,
Anxiety and misery my grim companions there.
I've planted in the scrub, my boys, and fed on kangaroo,
And wound up my avocations by ten years on Cockatoo.
"The Murrumbidgee Shearer" by Anonymous Oceania
Two hours after he reined his horse
Up in Urana, and straightway went
To the barracks - the trooper was gone, of course,
Blindly nosing a week-old scent
Away in the scrub around Mount Galore.
"Confound the fellow!" quoth Featherstonhaugh.
"Featherstonhaugh" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

Over the last two years, Connie Wright scrubbed bathrooms, made beds, and mopped up at Burlington County's century-old nursing home for the indigent.
At around 3 am on Wednesday, April 28, Bungalow 8 was filling up, and Scrubs star and sometime director Zach Braff was having some fun with his own digital camera, a fellow clubgoer told The Transom.
This Peter Thomas Roth scrub for face and body clears up blemishes and has an invigorating, fruity scent.
GOJO® offers its GOJO Scrubbing Wipes to deliver convenient, easy and complete clean up anywhere heavy-duty cleaning is required.
AKRON, Ohio – GOJO® offers its GOJO Scrubbing Wipes to deliver convenient, easy and complete clean up anywhere heavy-duty cleaning is required.
All Blacks (from left) Tamati Ellison, Victor Vito, Dan Carter and Aaron Smith scrub up well for the latest Air New Zealand ad.
WWE Cleans Up Its Act, Scrubs Web Clean.
Koi Design has teamed up with Marc Ecko Enterprises to create two new scrubs collections for medical professionals: Ecko Unltd.
A man wearing complete surgical scrubs, including a mask and gloves and greenish blue hospital clothes, held up a tobacco store in Lancaster Tuesday night.
LG Scrubs Up Allergy-Free Laundry Machines.
They pitched everything but the kitchen sink into " Pitch Perfect": Donald Faison ("Scrubs") shows up with an aged-out-of-college singing group that neither advances the story nor adds laughs.
Photo submitted – Natalie Porcaro is scrubbing up before entering the operating room where she works as a Neurosurgery Physician Assistant at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.
So far, scrub jays and rodents are showing up apes.
Surgeons and Robots Scrub Up.
LOS ANGELES — What's the mood as Scrubs finishes up one of its last scenes.
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