The definition of a scrub is any person, animal or thing that is smaller in size, or the act of rubbing something really hard to clean it.(noun)
Scrub means small, poor or inferior.(adjective)
An example of scrub used as an adjective is in the phrase "a scrub vegetable," which means a dirty, rotting vegetable.
Scrub is defined as to clean by rubbing hard.(verb)
An example of to scrub is to rub a bathroom with a sponge and cleansing liquid really hard to get it clean.
See scrub in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, var. of shrubbe, shrub, infl. ? by ON skroppa, a lean creature
Origin: ME scrobben, prob. < Scand, as in Dan skrubbe, Norw dial. skrubba, to rub hard, akin to MLowG schrubben < IE base *(s)ker-, to cut > scrape
See scrub in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb scrubbed scrubbed, scrub·bing, scrubs verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English scrobben, to currycomb a horse
Origin: , from Middle Dutch schrobben, to clean by rubbing, scrape; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , variant of schrubbe; see shrub1.
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