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Meaning & Definition of Scour in English

English

Scour

/skaʊər/

noun

1. A place that is scoured (especially by running water)

    synonym:
  • scour

verb

1. Examine minutely

  • "The police scoured the country for the fugitive"
    synonym:
  • scour

2. Clean with hard rubbing

  • "She scrubbed his back"
    synonym:
  • scrub
  • ,
  • scour

3. Rub hard or scrub

  • "Scour the counter tops"
    synonym:
  • scour
  • ,
  • abrade

4. Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid

  • "Flush the wound with antibiotics"
  • "Purge the old gas tank"
    synonym:
  • flush
  • ,
  • scour
  • ,
  • purge

Examples of using

- Go to work, scour the shit. - Screw you!
How will I scour with a fork?