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scrub bird

  

      n   either of two fast-running wren-like passerine birds, Atrichornis clamosus or A. rufescens, that constitute the Australian family Atrichornithidae  
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scrub          [1]  
      vb   , scrubs, scrubbing, scrubbed  
1    to rub (a surface) hard, with or as if with a brush, soap, and water, in order to clean it  
2    to remove (dirt), esp. by rubbing with a brush and water  
3    intr; foll by: up   (of a surgeon) to wash the hands and arms thoroughly before operating  
4    tr   to purify (a vapour or gas) by removing impurities  
5    tr  
Informal   to delete or cancel  
6    intr     (Horse racing, slang)   (of jockeys) to urge a horse forwards by moving the arms and whip rhythmically forwards and backwards alongside its neck  
      n  
7    the act of or an instance of scrubbing,   (See also)        scrub round  
     (C14: from Middle Low German schrubben, or Middle Dutch schrobben)  

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Collins

scrub

  

      vb  
1    clean, cleanse, rub, scour  
2      (informal)   abandon, abolish, call off, cancel, delete, discontinue, do away with, drop, forget about, give up  

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scrub, the scrub, scrub fowl, scrub round

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
exp.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
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