Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scour

1 sense of scour

Sense 1
scour -- (a place that is scoured (especially by running water))
       => topographic point, place, spot -- (a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scour

4 senses of scour

Sense 1
scour -- (examine minutely; "The police scoured the country for the fugitive")
       => search, seek, look for -- (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county")

Sense 2
scrub, scour -- (clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back")
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

Sense 3
scour, abrade -- (rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops")
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

Sense 4
flush, scour, purge -- (rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank")
       => rinse, rinse off -- (wash off soap or remaining dirt)

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