French translation of 'scrub'
1. (= clean) nettoyage m (à la brosse)
The walls need a good scrub. Les murs ont besoin d’un bon nettoyage.
to give sth a scrub [floor, counter] frotter qch; [pan] frotter qch; [clothes, washing] frotter qch
2. (= cleanser) exfoliant m
Before using the scrub, splash your face with tepid water. Avant d’utiliser l’exfoliant, passez-vous de l’eau tiède sur le visage.see also facial scrub, body scrub
3. (= land) broussailles fpl
[floor] passer au balai-brosse
[clothes, washing] frotter
[hands, arms] frotter
[mussels, vegetables] gratter
to scrub sth clean
The corridors are scrubbed clean. Les couloirs sont passés au balai-brosse.
2. (= scrap) [idea, policy] laisser tomber
to scrub at sth [pan, basin, face] frotter qch
Phrasal verbsscrub down, scrub off, scrub out, scrub up
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Example Sentences Including 'scrub'
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Scrub skin well with a body polish.The Sun (2009)
The table was scrubbed clean and covered between meals.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
There were low trees and scrub all around.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We all know a face scrub is essential to buff away dead skin cells.The Sun (2013)
That includes both scrubbing at your face with grainy products and using skincare that contains acids.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The sugar and honey scrub smells good enough to eat.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Use a stiff brush to scrub the potatoes clean.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Where better to scrub away pollutants and declare yourself clean, green and ready to save the world?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But it landed in scrub parched by scorching summer temperatures - triggering a host of fires that joined to form one big blaze.The Sun (2009)
I was scrubbing the house and then scrubbing myself, cleansing myself.The Sun (2012)
She was forced to scrub floors with bleach.The Sun (2015)
That's going to be a hard one to scrub off.The Sun (2015)
The hardest part was the daily ritual of having his open wounds scrubbed clean.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They had scrubbed the house from top to bottom, determined to return to a sparkling clean home.The Sun (2013)
You have to scrub really hard.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We could try to scrub away our sins with good deeds, but it will not work.Christianity Today (2000)
Scrub and grassland with many butterflies.A Guide to Britain&apos;s Conservation Heritage (1991)
The walls needed a good scrub.Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)
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'scrub' in Other Languages
British English: scrub /skrʌb/ VERB
If you scrub something, you rub it hard in order to clean it, using a stiff brush and water.
Surgeons began to scrub their hands and arms with soap and water before operating.
- American English: scrub
- Arabic: يَحُكُّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: esfregar
- Chinese: 擦
- Croatian: izribati prati
- Czech: drhnout
- Danish: skrubbe
- Dutch: boenen
- European Spanish: fregar
- Finnish: kuurata
- French: récurer
- German: schrubben
- Greek: τρίβω με δύναμη
- Italian: strofinare
- Japanese: ごしごし洗う
- Korean: 북북 문대다
- Norwegian: skrubbe
- Polish: wyszorować
- European Portuguese: esfregar
- Romanian: a freca cu peria
- Russian: скрести
- Spanish: fregar
- Swedish: skrubba
- Thai: ถูทำความสะอาดอย่างแรง
- Turkish: ovalamak
- Ukrainian: терти
- Vietnamese: kỳ cọ
Translation of scrub from the Collins English to French Dictionary