the act of washing or bathing thoroughly, especially the aseptic washing by doctors, nurses, etc., before a surgical operation.
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How to use scrub-up in a sentence
We mustnt even waste the time for me to scrub up, and Im taking no chances at all with any non-surgical conditions.Cursed | George Allan England
Then, as fortune would have it, the housekeeper sent them in to scrub up the floor behind the clerk's desk.Jennie Gerhardt | Theodore Dreiser
It takes her a week to scrub up the kitchen, and then one end of it is so dirty she has to begin again.Cy Whittaker's Place | Joseph C. Lincoln
The least yer can do is ter scrub up, comb yer har an' put on a clean shirt ter-morrer.The Angel of the Gila: | Cora Marsland
So he climbed through the scrub up the mountain-side till he came out upon a grassy slope, two hundred feet above the camp.Dusty Star | Olaf Baker
Other Idioms and Phrases with scrub-up
Thoroughly wash one's hands and forearms, as before performing surgery. For example, The residents had to scrub up in case they were called on to assist with the operation. [c. 1900]
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