- One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow.
Translations: verb (scrub, b, ing)
- We should go there in as proper a manner possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us.
- Something small and mean.
- A worn-out brush.
- A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.
- (Stock Breeding): One of the common livestock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, esp. when inferior in size, etc. Often used to refer to male animals unsuited for breeding.
- Vegetation of inferior quality, though sometimes thick and impenetrable, growing in poor soil or in sand; also, brush. See brush, above.
- (Gaming): One who is no longer new to a game but still exhibits novice tendencies. "What a scrub."
- (transitive) To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
- (intransitive) To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living.
- (transitive) To call off a scheduled event; to cancel.
- Engineers had to the satellite launch due to bad weather.
- Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.
- "How solitary, how scrub, does this town look!" -Walpole.
- "No little joint shall come on my board." -Swift.
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