[ verb ] clean with hard rubbing
"She scrubbed his back"
Used in print(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
Argiento had been trained so rigorously by the Jesuits that Michelangelo was unable to change his habits : up before dawn to scrub the floors , whether they were dirty or not ; water boiling on the fire for washing laundry every_day , the pots scoured with river sand after each meal .
[ noun ] a place that is scoured (especially by running water)