Meaning of “scour” in the English Dictionary

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scourverb [ T ]

us /skɑʊər/

scour verb [ T ] (CLEAN)

to clean something by rubbing it hard with rough cleaning material:

We scoured the pots and pans with pads of steel wool.

scour verb [ T ] (SEARCH)

to search a place or thing very carefully:

Police are scouring the countryside for the missing child.

(Definition of “scour” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)