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  1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow.
We should go there in as proper a manner possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us.
  1. Something small and mean.
  2. A worn-out brush.
  3. A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.
  4. (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.
  5. Vegetation of inferior quality, though sometimes thick and impenetrable, growing in poor soil or in sand; also, brush. See brush, above.
  6. (Gaming): One who is no longer new to a game but still exhibits novice tendencies. "What a scrub."
    verb (scrub, b, ing)
    1. (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.
    2. (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.
    3. (transitive) To call off a scheduled event; to cancel.
    Engineers had to the satellite launch due to bad weather.
      1. 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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