Also scrubbed were the latest-generation stealth helicopters, known as “ghost hawks.”
On Friday, her personal website and Facebook page were scrubbed from the Internet.
Bachmann eventually relented and scrubbed the VA cutbacks from her proposal.
Off the Record ABC “scrubbed a few curse words” but largely allowed every quote to be used.
scrubbed Graeme Wood, New York I watched online as a college classmate went from disgrace to redemption in months.
As soon as she had fetched her trunk, she set to work and cleaned and scrubbed until it was time to cook the dinner.
He came out of the booth and scrubbed his cheeks with his purple handkerchief.
These boats are scrubbed so that the woodwork shines, and the backs of the seats are covered with fresh matting.
I scrubbed the ink from my hands and face and boarded the stage.
It seemed as if the place had been cleaned and scrubbed until it was like a fine lake.
"rub hard," early 15c., earlier shrubben (c.1300), perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German schrubben "to scrub," or from an unrecorded Old English cognate, or from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish skrubbe "to scrub"), probably ultimately from the Proto-Germanic root of shrub, used as a cleaning tool (cf. the evolution of broom, brush (n.1)).
Meaning "to cancel" is attested from 1828 (popularized during World War II with reference to flights), probably from notion of "to rub out, erase" an entry on a listing. Related: Scrubbed; scrubbing.
late 14c., "low, stunted tree," variant of shrobbe (see shrub), perhaps influenced by a Scandinavian word (cf. Danish dialectal skrub "a stunted tree, brushwood"). Collective sense "brush, shrubs" is attested from 1805. As an adjective from 1710. Scrub oak recorded from 1766.
Transferred sense of "mean, insignificant fellow" is from 1580s; U.S. sports meaning "athlete not on the varsity team" is recorded from 1892, probably from this, but cf. scrub "hard-working servant, drudge" (1709), perhaps from influence of scrub (v.).
"act of scrubbing," 1620s, from scrub (v.). Meaning "thing that is used in scrubbing" is from 1680s.
To cancel or eliminate: They were forced to scrub the whole plan
[1828+; popularized by military use during World War II]
[ultimately fr scrub, ''shrub, a low, stunted tree''; the quoted 1990s teenager use is an interesting survival or perhaps a revival based on the second sense]