What is another word for scrubbing?

Pronunciation: [skɹˈʌbɪŋ] (IPA)

Scrubbing is the act of cleaning with forceful rubbing or scraping. There are several synonyms for this word, including scouring, cleaning, polishing, rubbing, buffing, and cleaning vigorously. Scouring entails cleaning a surface using a stiff material and scouring powder. Buffing suggests cleaning or polishing something until it shines, usually with a polishing cloth. Polishing involves making something smooth or shiny by rubbing it with a cloth or a special substance. Rubbing helps to remove dirt or stains from a surface by applying forceful pressure. Finally, cleaning vigorously involves using elbow grease to remove dirt and grime from a surface.

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Usage examples for Scrubbing

He found Amalia one morning on her knees scrubbing the cabin floor, and for the moment it shocked him.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
When he reached the river-which he did after many windings and turnings-he got off and washed his spur, scrubbing it diligently with sand in an effort to remove the traces of fire.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
Dil found a scrubbing-brush, and had the closet partly cleaned when he returned.
"In Wild Rose Time"
Amanda M. Douglas

Famous quotes with Scrubbing

  • She was scrubbing furiously at a line of grease spots which led from the stove towards the door to the dining-room. That was where Henry had held the platter tilted as he carried the steak in yesterday. And yet if she had warned him once about that, she had a thousand times!
    Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • I never mind scrubbing floors, vacuuming or bending and carrying stuff. Each time I do it I think, this is instead of going to the gym.
    Joanna Lumley
  • If a woman earned a dollar by scrubbing, her husband had a right to take the dollar and go and get drunk with it and beat her afterwards. It was his dollar.
    Lucy Stone
  • I know that my early life was at one and the same time so common as to be unremarkable, and so strange as to be the stuff of fiction. I know of course that this is how human lives are, but that it is only given to a few of us to luxuriate in the bath of self-revelation, self-curiosity, apology, revenge, bafflement, vanity and egoism that goes under the name Autobiography. You have seen me at my washpot scrubbing at the grime of years: to wallow in a washpot may not be the same thing as to be purified and cleansed, but I have come away from this very draining, highly bewildering and passionately intense few months feeling slightly less dirty. Less dirty about the first twenty years of my life, at least. The second twenty, now is another story.
    Stephen Fry
  • It was a hard life, but, physically, they throve on it, the men standing up well to the hard labour of the fields and the women, in addition to their washing, scrubbing and cooking and nursing, bearing a child almost annually.
    Flora Thompson

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