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scour2

scour2

 
pronunciation:
skaUr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: scoured, scouring, scours
definition: to travel around an area, esp. while looking for something.
We scoured for seashells all morning.
similar words:
hunt, look, rake, search
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to travel over, esp. while looking for something.
Police scoured the area for the missing girl.
synonyms:
search
similar words:
comb, hunt, look over, rake, ransack, scan, scope, scrutinize
definition 2: to examine thoroughly.
The historian scoured old newspapers for first-hand accounts.
synonyms:
comb, examine, search
similar words:
look over, look through, scan, scrutinize
derivation: scourer (n.)