Pronunciation: skour
v. t.1.To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress.
[imp. & p. p. Scoured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scouring.]
2.To purge; as, to scour a horse.
3.To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; - often with off or away.
4.To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
5.To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush.
If my neighbor ought to scour a ditch.
- Blackstone.
Scouring barrel
a tumbling barrel. See under Tumbling.
Scouring cinder
(Metal.) a basic slag, which attacks the lining of a shaft furnace.
Scouring rush
(Bot.) See Dutch rush, under Dutch.
- Raymond.
Scouring stock
(Woolen Manuf.) a kind of fulling mill.
v. i.1.To clean anything by rubbing.
2.To cleanse anything.
3.To be purged freely; to have a diarrhœa.
4.To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.
n.1.Diarrhœa or dysentery among cattle.
2.The act of scouring.
3.A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a fall.
Noun1.scour - a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
Verb1.scour - examine minutely; "The police scoured the country for the fugitive"
2.scour - clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back"
Synonyms: scrub
3.scour - rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops"
Synonyms: abrade
4.scour - rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"
Synonyms: flush, purge
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Scourge of God
Scourge of the Gods
Scouring barrel
Scouring cinder
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scouring rush
Scouring stock
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