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08:37 Sep 7, 2001
English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: scrub
no scrubs

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4 +1ChuloLeolex
5esfregar (limpeza)
5nenhum cancelamento.. nenhuma enfermeira
naSem contexto?
Silvio Picinini

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A straggly, stunted tree or shrub.
A growth or tract of stunted vegetation.
An undersized or poorly developed domestic animal.
An undersized or insignificant person.
Sports. A player not on the varsity or first team.
Australian. Remote rural land; the bush

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Silvio Picinini
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nenhum cancelamento.. nenhuma enfermeira

slang: to cancel, to scrap
We'll have to scrub our plans.

Scrub nurse: a nurse trained to assist surgeons during surgery

Scrubs: roupas usadas pelo pessoal medico numa operação

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esfregar (limpeza)

aqui vai uma opção comum no dia-a-dia se estiver relacionado a limpeza.

verbo transitivo e intransitivo
esfregar, limpar esfregando;
utilizar escova de esfrega;
purificar (gases);
mourejar, labutar;

to scrub away at the floor
esfregar o chão com energia;

to scrub for a living
lutar duramente pela vida;

fonte: dic port edit

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"No scrubs" fez-me lembrar uma canção de uma "girls band" cuja letra começa:

"A scrub is a guy that thinks he's fine
He's also known as a buster
Always talkin' about what he wants
And just sits on his broke ***, so"

Scrubs são gajos reles, sem dinheiro e sem sentimentos que se querem aproveitar das mulheres. Em Portugal costumam-se chamar chulos.

    Reference: http://www3.sympatico.ca/28yoj.ca/music.htm
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agree  vcosta: Também pode ser sacana
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