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scour1

scour1

 
pronunciation:
skaUr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: scoured, scouring, scours
definition 1: to clean by rubbing hard.
The cook scoured the copper pots.
synonyms:
scrape, scrub
similar words:
brush, clean, cleanse, wash
definition 2: to remove by rubbing hard.
They had to scour the dirt from the old bathtub.
 
synonyms:
scrape
similar words:
brush, clean, cleanse, rub, wash
definition 3: to open up by making water pass through.
He scoured the blocked pipes until they were no longer blocked.
synonyms:
erode
similar words:
clear, gnaw, open, wash
derivation: scourer (n.)
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