What does the word scour mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • SCOURER.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To clean or be cleaned by washing and rubbing.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To purge.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To traverse thoroughly; search through.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To skim along.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by G. A. Henty
  3. They determined to scour the seas till they found Tom, or had learned his fate. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
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