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verb [transitive] scour pronunciation in British English /ˈskaʊə(r)/
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present tense
present participlescouring
past tensescoured
past participlescoured
  1. 1
    to search a place or document thoroughly for something
    scour something for something:

    Jake scoured auction sales for the furniture they needed.

  2. 2
    to clean something thoroughly by rubbing it hard with something rough

    I scoured the sink.

  3. 3



    scour out

    to form a passage or hole in something by moving continuously over it

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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