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  1. [skrʌb]

    1. N (Bot) (=undergrowth) monte m bajo, maleza f ; (=bushes) matas fpl , matorrales mpl

    2. CPD

  2. [skrʌb]

    1. N fregado m , restregado m (esp LAm)

    2. VT

      1. (=clean) [+ floor, hands etc] fregar

      2. * (=cancel) cancelar, anular

    3. CPD

Examples from texts

He saw them get off the bus, he saw them take a few steps through the scrub.
Los vio bajar del autobús, los vio dar unos cuantos pasos por entre unos matorrales en la arena.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
waste gas scrubbing,
lavado de gases residuales,
the floors and walls of the purification tanks and any water storage containers must have a smooth, hard and impermeable surface and be easy to clean by scrubbing or use of pressurized water.
el fondo y las paredes de las piscinas de depuración y de los depósitos de agua deberán tener la superficie lisa, dura e impermeable y resultar fáciles de limpiar, fregándolos o con agua a presión.
vacuum cleaners, steam-cleaning machines, carpet shampooing machines and machines for scrubbing, waxing and polishing floors,
Aspiradoras, máquinas de limpieza al vapor, máquinas de lavado de alfombras y máquinas de fregado, encerado y lustrado de pisos
CO2 from exhaust gas scrubbing shall be calculated based on the amount of CaCO3 input.
El CO2 procedente del lavado de los gases de escape se calculará basándose en la cantidad de entrada de CaCO3.
"Another mission slated to fly on the P-3 scrubbed, and a slot suddenly opened for us," says Laymon.
"Otra misión programada para volar en la aeronave P-3 se anuló y un espacio se abrió de repente para nosotros", dice Laymon.
It is recommended that the dilution air be filtered and charcoal scrubbed to eliminate background hydrocarbons.
Se recomienda filtrar y lavar con carbón vegetal el aire de dilución, a fin de eliminar los hidrocarburos de fondo.
He scrubbed his face.
-Él se restregó la cara-.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
Emissions from the decomposition of carbonates in the calcination process and from scrubbing shall both be part of the installation's emissions.
Las emisiones resultantes de la descomposición de los carbonatos en el proceso de calcinación y por lavado formarán parte de las emisiones de la instalación.

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skrʌbMasculine nounmonte bajo; maleza; matas; matorrales

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scrub typhus
tifus de los matorrales

Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)scrubbing
Past Participle (Participle II)scrubbed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I scrubwe scrub
you scrubyou scrub
he/she/it scrubsthey scrub
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am scrubbingwe are scrubbing
you are scrubbingyou are scrubbing
he/she/it is scrubbingthey are scrubbing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have scrubbedwe have scrubbed
you have scrubbedyou have scrubbed
he/she/it has scrubbedthey have scrubbed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been scrubbingwe have been scrubbing
you have been scrubbingyou have been scrubbing
he/she/it has been scrubbingthey have been scrubbing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I scrubbedwe scrubbed
you scrubbedyou scrubbed
he/she/it scrubbedthey scrubbed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was scrubbingwe were scrubbing
you were scrubbingyou were scrubbing
he/she/it was scrubbingthey were scrubbing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had scrubbedwe had scrubbed
you had scrubbedyou had scrubbed
he/she/it had scrubbedthey had scrubbed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been scrubbingwe had been scrubbing
you had been scrubbingyou had been scrubbing
he/she/it had been scrubbingthey had been scrubbing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will scrubwe shall/will scrub
you will scrubyou will scrub
he/she/it will scrubthey will scrub
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be scrubbingwe shall/will be scrubbing
you will be scrubbingyou will be scrubbing
he/she/it will be scrubbingthey will be scrubbing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have scrubbedwe shall/will have scrubbed
you will have scrubbedyou will have scrubbed
he/she/it will have scrubbedthey will have scrubbed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been scrubbingwe shall/will have been scrubbing
you will have been scrubbingyou will have been scrubbing
he/she/it will have been scrubbingthey will have been scrubbing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would scrubwe should/would scrub
you would scrubyou would scrub
he/she/it would scrubthey would scrub
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be scrubbingwe should/would be scrubbing
you would be scrubbingyou would be scrubbing
he/she/it would be scrubbingthey would be scrubbing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have scrubbedwe should/would have scrubbed
you would have scrubbedyou would have scrubbed
he/she/it would have scrubbedthey would have scrubbed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been scrubbingwe should/would have been scrubbing
you would have been scrubbingyou would have been scrubbing
he/she/it would have been scrubbingthey would have been scrubbing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am scrubbedwe are scrubbed
you are scrubbedyou are scrubbed
he/she/it is scrubbedthey are scrubbed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being scrubbedwe are being scrubbed
you are being scrubbedyou are being scrubbed
he/she/it is being scrubbedthey are being scrubbed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been scrubbedwe have been scrubbed
you have been scrubbedyou have been scrubbed
he/she/it has been scrubbedthey have been scrubbed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was scrubbedwe were scrubbed
you were scrubbedyou were scrubbed
he/she/it was scrubbedthey were scrubbed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being scrubbedwe were being scrubbed
you were being scrubbedyou were being scrubbed
he/she/it was being scrubbedthey were being scrubbed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been scrubbedwe had been scrubbed
you had been scrubbedyou had been scrubbed
he/she/it had been scrubbedthey had been scrubbed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be scrubbedwe shall/will be scrubbed
you will be scrubbedyou will be scrubbed
he/she/it will be scrubbedthey will be scrubbed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been scrubbedwe shall/will have been scrubbed
you will have been scrubbedyou will have been scrubbed
he/she/it will have been scrubbedthey will have been scrubbed


Common casescrubscrubs
Possessive casescrub'sscrubs'