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scrounge to seek out and gather, esp. by salvaging scraps (often fol. by "up" or "together"). [5 definitions]
scroungy shabby; slovenly.
scrub1 to clean by rubbing hard, often with a stiff brush or other abrasive cleaning tool. [6 definitions]
scrub2 a low or stunted shrub or tree, or such plants collectively, or a large area covered with such growth. [6 definitions]
scrubber a device that removes pollutants from smoke or gas. [3 definitions]
scrubby stunted in growth, as scrub. [3 definitions]
scrub typhus an acute infectious disease of Asia that is transmitted by a mite larva and characterized by fever, rash, skin lesions, and painful swelling of the lymph glands.
scruff the back of the neck; nape.
scruffy ragged-looking or untidy.
scrum a rugby play in which the forward players of each team mass together around the ball and try to kick it to teammates in the rear. [2 definitions]
scrummage see "scrum."
scrumptious (informal) pleasing to the senses; delectable; delicious.
scrunch to crush together, crumple, or crunch. [6 definitions]
scruple a moral or ethical consideration or doubt that gives rise to uneasiness, hesitation, or restraint; qualm. [4 definitions]
scrupulous adhering strictly to standards of ethics or morality; punctilious. [2 definitions]
scrutinize to look at closely and carefully, with attention to detail.
scrutiny a close and careful inspection. [2 definitions]
scuba a portable apparatus for underwater breathing, carried on the back (acronym for "self-contained underwater breathing apparatus"). [2 definitions]
scuba diving the act of swimming underwater wearing scuba gear, as for recreation or scientific investigation.
scud to move rapidly. [3 definitions]
scuff to drag the feet along while walking; shuffle. [6 definitions]