2 [transitive]informalto decide not to do something that you had planned [= cancel]:
We scrubbed the idea in the end.
scrub something ↔ out
DHCto clean the inside of a place thoroughly:
The rooms are all scrubbed out once a week.
MHto wash your hands and arms before doing a medical operation
WORD FOCUS: clean WORD FOCUS: clean washwith soap and water wipewith a damp cloth brushwith a brush to remove the dirt polishby rubbing with a cloth scrubby rubbing hard sweepwith a broom mopwith water and a mop (a tool with a long handle) vacuumalsohooverBritish Englishwith a machine that sucks up dust disinfectusing chemicals to kill germs cleanseto clean your skin using a special cream rinseto put water on to remove dirt or soap dustto remove dust, for example with a cloth ➔ See alsoclean
Definition of scrub from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic CLEANING