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They scrubbed away the graffiti and dusted off the streets, collected the garbage, and took to heart the country they now knew to be theirs.
The sooner the taint of cronyism is scrubbed away, the better.
The Dutch cleaning products chief scrubbed away his record of pounds 36.
The cityAAEs usual glib indifference was scrubbed away by the tyke-size mini-car.
Loose stone has been gently scrubbed away to remove any danger of falling material and with it has gone the soot and pollution of decades.