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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To rub hard with the goal of cleaning; to thoroughly look for something.

Usage examples (34)
  • In the next decade there'll be a shortage of great software engineers. We'll be scouring the schools for them . . .
  • Unlike Mr. Obama who thinks now is the time to read line by line -- to "scour" -- spending bills he has already
  • In other words, they kind of scour the area the first time and here they go for round two.
  • Blowing up the windward slope, wind will "scour" snow off the surface, carry it over the summit, and deposit it on the leeward side. for more
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