/ (skrʌbs) /

pl n
  1. the hygienic clothing worn by surgeons and other operating theatre staff during an operation

Words Nearby scrubs

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How to use scrubs in a sentence

  • It was a plateau of volcanic rock, with scrubs of hazel, and bents and reeds and harebells ceaselessly stroked by the wind.

    Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
  • "Give the ball to the scrubs," said the captain, who was also coaching.

    The Varmint | Owen Johnson
  • Only the blacks knew the paths through the brown-feathered reeds and dense ti-tree scrubs.

    The Pioneers | Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • Lining up the scrubs some thirty yards from the goal, Leland gave Bunny the ball, with instructions to boot it over the bar.

  • She grows excited, breathes loud and fast, laughs, and scrubs me light-heartedly.

    Barks and Purrs | Colette Willy, aka Colette