scour Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"scour" in British English

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scourverb [T]

uk   /skaʊər/  us   /skaʊ.ɚ/

scour verb [T] (CLEAN)

(also scour out) to ​removedirt from something by ​rubbing it hard with something ​rough: You'll have to scour out those ​oldcookingpots before you use them.

scour verb [T] (SEARCH)

to ​search a ​place or thing very ​carefully in ​order to ​try to ​find something: The ​police are scouring the ​area for the ​missingchild. I scoured the ​shops for a ​blue and ​whiteshirt, but I couldn't ​find one ​anywhere.
scour
noun [S] uk   us  
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of scour from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scour" in American English

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scourverb [T]

 us   /skɑʊər/

scour verb [T] (CLEAN)

to ​clean something by ​rubbing it hard with ​roughcleaningmaterial: We scoured the ​pots and ​pans with ​pads of ​steelwool.

scour verb [T] (SEARCH)

to ​search a ​place or thing very ​carefully: Police are scouring the ​countryside for the ​missingchild.
(Definition of scour from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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