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Cancel vs. Scrub

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Cancel

To annul or invalidate
Cancel a credit card.
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Scrub

To rub hard in order to clean
Scrubbed the floor.
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Cancel

To decide or announce that (a planned or scheduled event) will not take place, especially with no intention of holding it at a later time
Cancel a picnic.
Cancel a soccer game.
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Scrub

To remove (dirt or stains) by hard rubbing.
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Cancel

To cross out with lines or other markings.
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Scrub

To remove impurities from (a gas) chemically.
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Cancel

To mark or perforate (a postage stamp or check, for example) to indicate that it may not be used again.
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Scrub

To maintain the integrity of by finding and correcting errors
Software that automatically scrubs stored data.
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Cancel

To neutralize or equalize; offset
Today's decline in stock price canceled out yesterday's gain.
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Scrub

To erase in such a way as to render unrecoverable
Scrubbed the laptop's hard drive to destroy incriminating evidence.
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Cancel

To remove (a common factor) from the numerator and denominator of a fractional expression.
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Scrub

(Slang) To cancel or abandon; drop
We had to scrub our plans for vacation.
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Cancel

To remove (a common factor or term) from both sides of an equation or inequality.
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Scrub

To clean or wash something by hard rubbing
Don't forget to scrub behind your ears.
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Cancel

To neutralize one another; counterbalance
Two opposing forces that canceled out.
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Scrub

The act or an instance of scrubbing.
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Cancel

The act or an instance of canceling; a cancellation.
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Scrub

A preparation or product used in scrubbing.
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Cancel

(transitive) To cross out something with lines etc.
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Scrub

Vegetation consisting chiefly of shrubs and small trees.
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Cancel

(transitive) To invalidate or annul something.
He cancelled his order on their website.
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Scrub

An area covered with such vegetation; shrubland.
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Cancel

(transitive) To mark something (such as a used postage stamp) so that it can't be reused.
This machine cancels the letters that have a valid zip code.
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Scrub

A domestic animal that is feral or not purebred.
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Cancel

(transitive) To offset or equalize something.
The corrective feedback mechanism cancels out the noise.
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Scrub

(Slang) A contemptible or incompetent person.
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Cancel

To remove a common factor from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction, or from both sides of an equation.
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Scrub

(Sports) A player not on the varsity or first team.
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Cancel

To stop production of a programme.
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Scrub

Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.
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Cancel

To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type.
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Scrub

One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow.
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Cancel

(obsolete) To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude.
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Scrub

One who is incompetent or unable to complete easy tasks.
What a scrub! Instead of washing the dishes she put the used food on her face!
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Cancel

(slang) To kill.
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Scrub

A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant
Oak scrub
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Cancel

To cease to provide financial or moral support to (someone deemed unacceptable). Compare cancel culture.
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Scrub

One of the common livestock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, especially when inferior in size, etc. Often used to refer to male animals unsuited for breeding.
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Cancel

A cancellation (US); (nonstandard in some kinds of English).
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Scrub

Vegetation of inferior quality, though sometimes thick and impenetrable, growing in poor soil or in sand; also, brush.
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Cancel

A control message posted to Usenet that serves to cancel a previously posted message.
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Scrub

One not on the first team of players; a substitute.
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Cancel

(obsolete) An enclosure; a boundary; a limit.
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Scrub

Informal attire or dress code; morning dress
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Cancel

(printing) The suppression on striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages.
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Scrub

An instance of scrubbing.
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Cancel

(printing) The page thus suppressed.
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Scrub

A cancellation.
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Cancel

(printing) The page that replaces it.
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Scrub

A worn-out brush.
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Cancel

To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with latticework.
A little obscure place canceled in with iron work is the pillar or stump at which . . . our Savior was scourged.
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Scrub

One who scrubs.
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Cancel

To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude.
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Scrub

That which scrubs.
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Cancel

To cross and deface, as the lines of a writing, or as a word or figure; to mark out by a cross line; to blot out or obliterate.
A deed may be avoided by delivering it up to be cancelled; that is, to have lines drawn over it in the form of latticework or cancelli; though the phrase is now used figuratively for any manner of obliterating or defacing it.
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Scrub

An exfoliant for the body.
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Cancel

To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall.
The indentures were canceled.
He was unwilling to cancel the interest created through former secret services, by being refractory on this occasion.
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Scrub

Clothing worn while performing surgery.
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Cancel

To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type.
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Scrub

Any medical uniform consisting of a short-sleeved shirt and pants (trousers).
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Cancel

An inclosure; a boundary; a limit.
A prison is but a retirement, and opportunity of serious thoughts, to a person whose spirit . . . desires no enlargement beyond the cancels of the body.
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Scrub

(transitive) To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening
To scrub a floor
To scrub your fingernails
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Cancel

The suppression or striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages.
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Scrub

(intransitive) To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour
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Cancel

A notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
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Scrub

To be diligent and penurious
To scrub hard for a living
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Cancel

Postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled;
Call off the engagement
Cancel the dinner party
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Scrub

(transitive) To call off a scheduled event; to cancel.
Engineers had to scrub the satellite launch due to bad weather.
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Cancel

Make up for;
His skills offset his opponent's superior strength
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Scrub

To eliminate or to correct data from a set of records to bring it inline with other similar datasets
The street segment data from the National Post Office will need to be scrubbed before it can be integrated into our system.
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Cancel

Declare null and void; make ineffective;
Cancel the election results
Strike down a law
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Scrub

(audio) To move a recording tape back and forth with a scrubbing motion to produce a scratching sound, or to do so by a similar use of a control on an editing system.
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Cancel

Remove or make invisible;
Please delete my name from your list
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Scrub

To maneuver the play position on a media editing system by using a scroll bar or touch-based interface.
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Cancel

Of cheques or tickets
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Scrub

To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
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Scrub

To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living.
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Scrub

One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow.
We should go there in as proper a manner as possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us.
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Scrub

Something small and mean.
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Scrub

A worn-out brush.
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Scrub

A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.
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Scrub

One of the common live stock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, esp. when inferior in size, etc.
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Scrub

Vegetation of inferior quality, though sometimes thick and impenetrable, growing in poor soil or in sand; also, brush; - called also scrub brush. See Brush, above.
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Scrub

A low, straggling tree of inferior quality.
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Scrub

Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.
How solitary, how scrub, does this town look!
No little scrub joint shall come on my board.
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Scrub

Dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
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Scrub

The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
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Scrub

Clean with hard rubbing;
She scrubbed his back
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Scrub

Wash thoroughly;
Surgeons must scrub prior to an operation
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Scrub

(of domestic animals) not selectively bred
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