Synonyms for scrubbed

MOST RELEVANT

Antonyms for scrubbed

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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCRUBBED

The floor was scrubbed to whiteness, the very stove was burnished.

She scrubbed hard, snuffling all the time, and talking volubly.

The floor had not only been washed clean; it had been scrubbed white.

She looked as if she too had, like the step, been scrubbed a few minutes before.

She scrubbed the knuckles of one hand roughly across her quivering lips.

He patted his face, and then scrubbed the wet tangle of brown hair.

He ripped off jacket and shirt, and, bare to the waist, scrubbed at the boy's skin.

She felt afraid of him, and she scrubbed her mouth where he had once kissed it.

You might have eaten off her floors, they were scrubbed so white and clean.

He scrubbed them, and turned Cis's fancifully scissored shelf-papers.

WORD ORIGIN

"rub hard," early 15c., earlier shrubben (c.1300), perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German schrubben "to scrub," or from an unrecorded Old English cognate, or from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish skrubbe "to scrub"), probably ultimately from the Proto-Germanic root of shrub, used as a cleaning tool (cf. the evolution of broom, brush (n.1)).

Meaning "to cancel" is attested from 1828 (popularized during World War II with reference to flights), probably from notion of "to rub out, erase" an entry on a listing. Related: Scrubbed; scrubbing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SCRUBBED

washed

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