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verb as in clean with force

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verb as in cancel

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With the right ingredients and composition, a scalp scrub can bring you relief from itchiness and dryness as well as lasting satisfaction by improving your overall hair health.

While you’re scrubbing, Permar said, the most important thing to focus on is “getting soap everywhere, which takes 20 seconds to accomplish.”

To keep shoppers and employees safe—or least feeling safe—companies are scrubbing down high-traffic areas, disinfecting surfaces such as touchscreens more frequently, and even employing robots to wipe floors.

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Standing in his scrubs, Akhtar had no idea when, or if, he would get back on the grid.

Have a copywriter familiar with regional dialects scrub through your copy to look for words, spelling, and colloquialisms that might not make sense for the area you’re targeting.

Do as Tumblr has done and scrub her last words off the Internet—erase everything she wanted the world to hear.

Havens is optimistic that if PHA beads could be used successfully in cosmetics without losing their ability to scrub.

It depicts an exhausted Texas oil field on scrub land, an old railroad bed and a watery ditch converging in the distance.

Mountain passes lead to high plains dotted with green scrub and otherworldly rock outcroppings.

The newest edition adapts the same principles to the digital age and urges kids to scrub their Facebook pages.

Our mothers their nurse-women, our sisters their scrub-women, our daughters their maid-women, and our wives their washer-women.

Before he could draw a bead, the rabbit vanished behind a distant scrub oak.

The scrub was so thick that they had to climb together and follow-my-leader along what appeared to be cattle tracks up the hill.

In their company we now made our way Northwards along a path through fairly thick scrub as high as a man's waist.

Ignoring the presence of his rival, Lamont passed aside and entered the scrub bush which fringed the odorous forest.


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On this page you'll find 97 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scrub, such as: brush, cleanse, mop, rub, scour, and wash.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.