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English noun: scour

1. scour (location) a place that is scoured (especially by running water)

Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point

English verb: scour

1. scour (contact) examine minutely

SamplesThe police scoured the country for the fugitive.

ExamplesThe men scour the area for animals , The men scour for animals in the area

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

2. scour (contact) clean with hard rubbing

SamplesShe scrubbed his back.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)rub

Narrower (hyponym)holystone

3. scour (contact) rub hard or scrub

SamplesScour the counter tops.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)rub

4. scour (change) rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid

SamplesFlush the wound with antibiotics.
Purge the old gas tank.

Synonymsflush, purge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)rinse, rinse off

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