verb (used with object), scrubbed, scrub·bing.
verb (used without object), scrubbed, scrub·bing.
Words nearby scrub
Origin of scrub1
OTHER WORDS FROM scrubscrub·ba·ble, adjectivenon·scrub·ba·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for scrubbing
She works as a maid, scrubbing floors and toilets of the well-to-do families in West Hartford, Connecticut.
First-generation girls were scrubbing floors and helping out.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now she found herself cooking for eight men and scrubbing the toilet aboard a small boat with no hot water.
Then the woman in charge of scrubbing the federal budget apparently not scrubbing her own taxes.
He was passing the door of her father's house one day in winter, and saw the girl out in the snow, scrubbing a washing-tub.Character|Samuel Smiles
She was still young, and her skin, always beautiful, was aglow with the heat of the bath and the friction of the scrubbing.The Soul of a Child|Edwin Bjorkman
The latter was a youth employed about the house, at that moment on his knees and supposed to be scrubbing the hall floor.King of Ranleigh|F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
We awake betimes to the rattle of the scrubbing brush and the sharp overthrow of stovepipes.Rosemary and Rue|Amber
Another young fellow, whom I afterward learned was a local physician, stood near the table; and he too was busily "scrubbing up."At the Age of Eve|Kate Trimble Sharber
British Dictionary definitions for scrubbing (1 of 2)
verb scrubs, scrubbing or scrubbed
Word Origin for scrub
British Dictionary definitions for scrubbing (2 of 2)
- vegetation consisting of stunted trees, bushes, and other plants growing in an arid area
- (as modifier)scrub vegetation
- an animal of inferior breeding or condition
- (as modifier)a scrub bull
- (of a player) not in the first team
- (of a team) composed of such players
- (of a contest) between scratch or incomplete teams