Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To clean or be cleaned by washing and rubbing.

Part of speech: verb

To purge.

Part of speech: verb

To traverse thoroughly; search through.

Part of speech: verb

To skim along.

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Usage examples "scour":

  1. But we must not delay here, for when they find that you have got away they will suspect that you took to the river, and will scour the banks in search of you." - "Afar in the Forest", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Possibly parties of horse may scour the country for some distance round, to see if there is a body of troops here, but we are too strong to be attacked by any but a very numerous body of horse; and if they should attempt it, you may be sure that we can render a very good account of ourselves. - "With Moore At Corunna", G. A. Henty.
  3. They determined to scour the seas till they found Tom, or had learned his fate. - "Lost in the Fog", James De Mille.