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  • verbclean, polish thoroughly
  • verbsearch thoroughly

synonyms for scour

  • abrade
  • brush
  • buff
  • burnish
  • cleanse
  • flush
  • furbish
  • mop
  • pumice
  • purge
  • rub
  • sand
  • scrub
  • wash
  • whiten
See also synonyms for: scouring
  • rummage
  • comb
  • ransack
  • rake
  • forage
  • grub
  • beat
  • rout
  • hunt
  • inquire
  • seek
  • find
  • ferret out
  • go over with a fine-tooth comb
  • leave no stone unturned
  • look for
  • look high and low
  • look up and down
  • track down
  • turn inside out
  • turn upside down
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antonyms for scour

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  • dirty
  • ignore
  • overlook
  • rust
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How to use scour in a sentence

Donald Rabin had scoured train after train in Chicago for four hours.
‘FLUTE EMERGENCY’: A MUSICIAN FORGOT HIS $22,000 INSTRUMENT ON A CHICAGO TRAIN. A HOMELESS MAN FOUND IT.ANDREA SALCEDOFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She scoured literature, art, philosophy and psychology to describe how society often attaches a moral dimension to illness.
THE VIRUS CAUSED MORE THAN A PANDEMIC. IT SET US ALL ABLAZE.PHILIP KENNICOTTFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Families have spent hours on the hotlines, scoured appointments on platforms like the ticket sales site Eventbrite, and posted desperately on local news sites like Patch and Nextdoor.
PEOPLE ARE FED UP WITH BROKEN VACCINE APPOINTMENT TOOLS — SO THEY’RE BUILDING THEIR OWNTANYA BASUFEBRUARY 1, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
That said, the model still predicts some snow in the storm’s initial phase early Sunday before the cold air is scoured out and precipitation changes to a wintry mix and rain, not unlike the storm system Monday night.
WASHINGTON RECEIVES FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW IN 372 DAYS, WITH ANOTHER THREAT LOOMING SUNDAYJASON SAMENOW, WES JUNKERJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Lately, though, “Polly thought her mind was a river, constantly scouring and pooling, constantly disappearing, filling with details that glinted and vanished.”
IN ‘THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING,’ A WOMAN WITH A BRAIN INJURY TRIES TO MAKE SENSE OF HER THOUGHTS — AND HER PASTELLEN AKINSJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The lesson is the darkest corners of the internet must be scoured prior to any violent event.
D.C. OFFICIALS IGNORED THE LESSONS WE LEARNED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE. HERE ARE 3 THINGS LEADERS SHOULD DO TO HELP PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKSMICHAEL SIGNERJANUARY 13, 2021TIME
“Every one of these police departments has their own intelligence units that should be out there scouring social media and being plugged into the intelligence products being distributed by federal agencies,” says Maguire.
WHY DID POLICE FAIL TO PROTECT THE CAPITOL?DAVID MORRISJANUARY 8, 2021FORTUNE
Researchers have spent years scouring the solar system for clues of how that comparatively chaotic epoch might have played out.
NEPTUNE’S BUMPY CHILDHOOD COULD REVEAL OUR SOLAR SYSTEM’S MISSING PLANETSCHARLIE WOODJANUARY 8, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
M&S is among a large group of British retailers that are scouring their catalogs for potential problems and begging the EU and the British government to enable more tariff-free trade.
LOGISTICS GIANT DPD PAUSES U.K. TO EU PARCEL SHIPMENTS, AMID POST-BREXIT CUSTOMS CHAOSDAVID MEYERJANUARY 8, 2021FORTUNE
It was founded by Ben Fels, who had once used machine learning to scour financial market data for minute trading signals.
VACCINATING THE WORLD AGAINST COVID IS OFF TO A SLOW START. THESE FIRMS THINK A.I. AND BLOCKCHAIN COULD HELPJEREMY KAHNJANUARY 6, 2021FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO SCOUR

  • bath
  • clean
  • cleanse
  • dip
  • douse
  • dunk
  • flood
  • hose
  • imbathe
  • imbue
  • immerse
  • moisten
  • rinse
  • scour
  • scrub
  • shower
  • soak
  • soap
  • sponge
  • steep
  • submerge
  • suffuse
  • tub
  • water
  • wet
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