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Definition of scrub noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[singular] an act of scrub bing something I've given the floor a good scrub.
  2. 2[uncountable] small bushes and trees The bird disappeared into the scrub.
  3. 3(also scrubland) [uncountable] an area of dry land covered with small bushes and trees
  4. 4scrubs [plural] (technology) the special clothes worn by surgeons when they are doing medical operations
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scrub