Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cleansing or scouring accomplished by hard rubbing, as with a brush or something rough; a scrub.
- n. the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
“Meanwhile, the numbers in McDonnell's proposal will be getting a thorough scrubbing from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.”
“Kathy could not believe their thoroughness in scrubbing down the shower and bathroom when she went in.”
“Also, if you have just been out in the sun and gotten a burn or even a tan, scrubbing is not recommended.”
“To not acknowledge the scrubbing is to profit from the anger-scrubbing without even the possibility of noticing one's implication in it ...”
“Florida Governor Jeb Bush and close ally Secretary of State Katherine Harris shamefully stole potential votes from African American and other minority voters by "scrubbing" - the Florida state voters 'list under the pretext of excluding felons from voting in the 2000 presidential election.”
“It’s like a grease express train scrubbing out my colon!”
“As described in a Wall Street Journal article in February, New York teachers appeared to routinely boost flagging scores of high school exams in a practice called "scrubbing.”
“As described in a Wall Street Journal article in February, teachers appeared to routinely boost flagging scores in a practice called "scrubbing.”
“Writer Lisa Fetterman of the Montreal Gazette called scrubbing a counter with a toothbrush "the sine qua non of turn-ons.”
“Updated 12/19/04: I am now right up in the top five on google for the search term scrubbing bubbles shower cleaner commercial.”
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