Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scrub

2 senses of scrub

Sense 1
scrub, chaparral, bush -- (dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes)
       => vegetation, flora, botany -- (all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China")

Sense 2
scrub, scrubbing, scouring -- (the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water)
       => cleaning, cleansing, cleanup -- (the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scrub

3 senses of scrub

Sense 1
scrub, scour -- (clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back")
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

Sense 2
scrub, scrub up -- (wash thoroughly; "surgeons must scrub prior to an operation")
       => wash, lave -- (cleanse (one's body) with soap and water)

Sense 3
cancel, call off, scratch, scrub -- (postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill")

Antonyms of adj scrub

1 sense of scrub

Sense 1
scrub -- ((of domestic animals) not selectively bred)

INDIRECT (VIA unimproved) -> improved -- (made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially made ready for use or marketing; "new houses are springing up on an improved tract of land near the river"; "an improved breed")

Similarity of adj scrub

1 sense of scrub

Sense 1
scrub -- ((of domestic animals) not selectively bred)
       => unimproved (vs. improved) -- (not made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially not made ready for use or marketing; "taxes on unimproved land are low"; "unimproved dirt roads")

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