Synonyms of scrub


1. scrub, chaparral, bush, vegetation, flora, botany

usage: dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes

2. scrub, scrubbing, scouring, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup

usage: the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water


1. scrub, scour, rub

usage: clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back"

2. scrub, scrub up, wash, lave

usage: wash thoroughly; "surgeons must scrub prior to an operation"

3. cancel, call off, scratch, scrub

usage: postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"


1. scrub, unimproved (vs. improved)

usage: (of domestic animals) not selectively bred

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

Definition and meaning of scrub (Dictionary)