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English definition of “scour sth out”

scour sth out

phrasal verb with scour     /skaʊər/ US  /skaʊ.ɚ/ verb [T]
to make a hole by a movement that is repeated continuously over a long period of time : The fast-moving water had scoured out a channel in the rock .Scratching and rubbing
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