There are 2 main translations of scrub in Spanish

: scrub1scrub2

scrub1

fregar, v.

Pronunciation /skrəb/ /skrʌb/

See Spanish definition of fregar

transitive verb scrubbing, scrubbed, scrubbed

  • 1

    (scour)
    (floor/table) fregar
    (knees/hands) restregar
    (knees/hands) refregar
    to scrub a stain off quitar una mancha fregando
    • Its clothing is bleached, starched, and pressed, and its face is scrubbed clean.
    • While she scrubbed him she would invariably speak to him of the importance of personal hygiene.
    • We pack the clean eggs directly in cartons and scrub the soiled eggs under running water before packing them.
    • After you've scrubbed your bathroom and kitchen floors, you don't want to walk on them for days.
    • When he got home he thoroughly soaped and scrubbed the parts.
    • As soon as he was gone, Charlie stalked off to where Lisa and her mother scrubbed potatoes into a bucket and rinsed them off in seawater.
    • Step by step, however, the soil was scrubbed, the rail spur built, the masterplan drawn.
    • I rubbed and scrubbed that thing, until it fairly shone and glistened in the morning sun.
    • It's a fine and noble thing to allow children a glimpse into our nation's rich past, even if the view is filtered through a rose-colored lens that has been scrubbed as clean as patent leathers.
    • Furthermore, work areas are constantly being cleaned, scrubbed or otherwise maintained to a near-spotless condition.
    • Twenty young trainees from banks in Birmingham, Brighton, London, Newport, Andover and Bristol, brushed, scrubbed, painted and spruced up the pens.
    • Unusual materials such as plank flooring - scrubbed with grain for decades exposing an articulated wood grain pattern - were turned into exquisite trim stock.
    • This warhorse has been scrubbed clean and readied for a new campaign.
    • So they scrubbed away at the pictures, removing grime and, with it, layer after layer of thinly applied paint.
    • Unlike many of the villages we've passed, this one appears scrubbed.
    • Scoff you may, but in a sterile world, the wall is just one more thing to scrub down.
    • We scrub down our kitchens and bathrooms with antimicrobial cleansers, make sure to cook our hamburgers thoroughly and swallow antibiotics to treat strep throat infections.
  • 2British informal

    • 2.1(cancel)

      (event/game/meeting) cancelar
      • If this means the profile's scrubbed, ‘he continues, ‘that's fine by me.’
      • I just may have to scrub the whole thing and go back to version 1.
      • If a child shows an aptitude and a burning desire to play the violin, the plan for her to train for World Cup soccer may have to be scrubbed,
      • The first two planned races had to be scrubbed because of blustery winds and rough seas.

    • 2.2(drop)

      (team member) echar informal
      • He also commented on how smart we all looked - see we do scrub up well!
      • Despite scrubbing up well for the shoot, he grunts, ‘I don't think I'll be doing James Bond any time soon.’
      • People seem to like visiting me, I'm over 30, I'm slowly falling to pieces and could do with a lot of TLC, with a bit of work I scrub up well, and I've been told I have way too many toys in the attic.
      • She also thought I scrub up well… Unfortunately it didn't last, after four hours in the pub I looked a bit rumpled to say the least!
      • Like any star, she wants to scrub up well before meeting her public.
      • The one thing that people always unkindly say about her is, she's no supermodel, but she does scrub up well.
      • Besides the star duo, the supporting roles scrub up well.
      • ‘You scrub up well,’ Allie cheekily grinned before she could stop herself.
      • First impressions are important, so scrub up well.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (person) restregarse
    (person) refregarse

noun

  • 1

    (act)
    he gave the floor a good scrub fregó bien el piso
    • give your knees a good scrub restriégate / refriégate bien las rodillas
    • Performing a surgical hand scrub before a surgical procedure is intended to reduce the number of microorganisms.
    • Study participants perform one surgical hand scrub on day one of the test week and are immediately gloved.
    • By spending less than 1 – 2 minutes to give yourself a whole-body scrub from head to toe, you can boost the skin's resistance to outside temperature change.
    • Finally after some hours my friend caught him and gave him a good scrub and detoxified him as best he could.
    • Once your finish coat loses it's shine it's time for a scrub and recoat.

There are 2 main translations of scrub in Spanish

: scrub1scrub2

scrub2

matorrales, n.

Pronunciation /skrəb/ /skrʌb/

noun

  • 1

    (vegetation)
    matorrales masculine
    maleza feminine
    • Images of barren trees, dry scrub and leaf-scattered ground present the rural Virginia landscape in December.
    • The Kalahari is a green desert, largely of low thorn scrub and acacia trees.
    • Reestablishment of scrub vegetation on phosphate mines has been attempted with varying success.
    • Conservation of remnant scrub vegetation is a matter of state and national concern.
    • There are considerable areas of birch scrub in Iceland and at exposed coastal sites in north Norway.
    • Along the way, the river cuts through oak savannas, desert scrub, and grassland expanses.
    • Following fencing, scrub clearance and introduction of sheep grazing a good chalk grassland flora is starting to re-establish including the rare ground pine which relies on sheep grazing to survive.
    • Inland wetlands can be differentiated by their dominant vegetation: emergent vegetation wetlands, scrub shrub wetlands, and forested wetlands.
    • The 10-hectare piece of chalk grassland was losing its chalk grassland plants due to more than 90% scrub invasion.
  • 2US

    Sport
    reserva masculine, feminine
    (player/team) (before noun) de reserva
    • He was a scrub for ten years in football at a private school because playing football was mandatory.
    • They said that he was a scrub and would never do anything that good - unfortunately he did.
    • He is not a scrub, but let's not get that hall of fame speech ready yet.