scour - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈskaʊə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyscour
he/she/itscours
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

    or

    scour out

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