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IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of scrub

1
First recorded in 1300–50; of uncertain origin; Middle English verb scrobben, shrubben, borrowed from or related to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German schrobben “to scrub, scrape”

OTHER WORDS FROM scrub

scrub·ba·ble, adjectivenon·scrub·ba·ble, adjective

Other definitions for scrub (2 of 2)

scrub2
[ skruhb ]
/ skrʌb /

noun
adjective

Origin of scrub

2
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English shrub(be), shrob(be), Old English scrybb; see shrub1
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How to use scrub in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for scrub (1 of 2)

scrub1
/ (skrʌb) /

verb scrubs, scrubbing or scrubbed
noun
the act of or an instance of scrubbing
See also scrub round

Word Origin for scrub

C14: from Middle Low German schrubben, or Middle Dutch schrobben

British Dictionary definitions for scrub (2 of 2)

scrub2
/ (skrʌb) /

noun
adjective
small, stunted, or inferior
sport, US and Canadian
  1. (of a player) not in the first team
  2. (of a team) composed of such players
  3. (of a contest) between scratch or incomplete teams

Word Origin for scrub

C16: variation of shrub 1
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