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 Meanings and Examples of SCRUB
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scrub
 v.  rub hard; wash with rubbing
Example Sentence:
1  They scrub on my face and hands with soap, water, and a coarse towel.
2  She hauled me to the washstand, inflicted a merciless, but happily brief scrub on my face and hands with soap, water, and a coarse towel.
3  It costs 10 per metre, no, scrub that (ie ignore what I've just said), it costs 12 per metre.
4  It would pay farmers to plough up the scrub and plant wheat.
5  She was on her hands and knees scrubbing the floor.
6  She was on her knees scrubbing the kitchen floor.
7  She scrubbed the stain on the floor.
8  This floor is crying out to be scrubbed.
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  Now, plantation after plantation was going back to the forest, and dismal fields of broomsedge, scrub oak and runty pines had grown stealthily about silent ruins and over old cotton fields.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
2  It was salvation to push the heavy tables, to scrub them, to be exact in placing the sheet.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
3  They were passing a grove of scrub poplars, feeble by day but looming now like a menacing wall.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
4  When I came upon the Marshalls' delivery horse, tied in the shade, the girls had already taken their baskets and gone down the east road which wound through the sand and scrub.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
5  Then, too, Elzbieta had heard something about a chance to scrub floors in Durham's offices and was waiting every day for word.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 20
6  Most fortunately, at this juncture, Elzbieta got the long-awaited chance to go at five o'clock in the morning and help scrub the office floors of one of the packers.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 21
7  The coyote skulks among the scrub, the buzzard flaps heavily through the air, and the clumsy grizzly bear lumbers through the dark ravines, and picks up such sustenance as it can amongst the rocks.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
8  Or the resolute refusal of some pimpled dirty little scrub in sandals to sell his soul.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
9  Both road and stream wound up through a valley dense with scrub oak and fir.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
10  There was scrub and long grass all about us, and I did not feel safe from their insidious approach.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IX
11  It was on a back water surrounded by scrub and forest, with a pretty border of smelly mud on one side, and on the three others inclosed by a crazy fence of rushes.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
12  Soft brushes to scrub yourself, and a wooden bowl of soap smelling like primroses.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
13  Why, you know I don't mind hard jobs much, and there must always be one scrub in a family.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO
14  "I'd think a man as fussy and old maidish as Frank would keep things tidier," she thought, scrubbing her grimy hands with her handkerchief.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
15  There was no one in sight, however, but a char-woman who was scrubbing the stairs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1