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synonyms for scanning

  • browse
  • check
  • examine
  • flash
  • flip through
  • leaf through
  • look through
  • scour
  • search
  • skim
  • thumb through
  • consider
  • contemplate
  • inquire
  • investigate
  • look
  • overlook
  • regard
  • riff
  • riffle
  • rumble
  • study
  • survey
  • sweep
  • dip into
  • give the once-over
  • glance at
  • glance over
  • have a look-see
  • look up and down
  • run over
  • run through
  • size up
  • take a gander
  • take stock of
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antonyms for scanning

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  • discard
  • disregard
  • forget
  • ignore
  • look away
  • neglect
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How to use scanning in a sentence

The band of guerrillas had seen them, and halted, and were scanning them carefully, as if debating whether to advance or not.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Automatic pencil poised, he was scanning the crossword puzzle intently.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Being yet a young man, just scanning forty, he is one among the extraordinary men of the times.
THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATESMARTIN R. DELANY
There was a halt, an eager and prolonged lookout over the plain, a scanning of the now distant Indians through field glasses.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Sir George was busy scanning the country, and pointing out various spots to the Quartermaster-general.
THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEAWILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
He stood away from her a moment, scanning her tense face greedily, satisfied at last.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
“My search is ended,” spoke the woman, halting at the gate, her glittering black eyes scanning him intently.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
She had returned to the light of the fire and was scanning again the annoying paper of the Americanos.
THE TREASURE TRAILMARAH ELLIS RYAN
Nevertheless, I pined for civilisation, and never let a day go by without scanning the bay and the open sea for a passing sail.
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
Scanning the streets, he saw the unusual number of armed men hurrying about and grouped at street corners and in the market-place.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
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