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Scour meaning

scour - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. rub hard or scrub; " scour the counter tops"
  2. 2. To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush.
  3. 3. The act of scouring.
  4. 4. A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a fall.
  5. 5. To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress.
  6. 6. To purge; as, to scour a horse.
  7. 7. To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
  8. 8. To clean anything by rubbing.
  9. 9. To cleanse anything.
  10. 10. To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.
  11. 11. To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.
  12. 12. Diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle.
  13. 13. To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; - often with off or away.
  14. 14. To clean by rubbing with something rough; cleanse from grease, & c.; range.

scour - examples of usage

  1. Only some stragling fellows, which Amorous will scour; and in the Corner of the Grove the Chariot waits.
  2. The town should be held, as hitherto, by its own garrison, while the rest of the troops, as flying columns, should scour the country, the hussars acting as scouts between them.
  3. In fact, the chance had never yet offered for having even a brush with the enemy; and although the flying columns continued to scour the land, never a hajdamak did they set eyes upon.
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