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  • verbclean, polish thoroughly
  • verbsearch thoroughly

synonyms for scouring

  • abrade
  • brush
  • buff
  • burnish
  • cleanse
  • flush
  • furbish
  • mop
  • pumice
  • purge
  • rub
  • sand
  • scrub
  • wash
  • whiten
  • 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 scouring

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

When she was still ill after two weeks, she started scouring the Internet for information about other people who weren’t getting better.
WHY IT’S EASY TO HATE FACEBOOK BUT HARD TO LEAVEHEATHER KELLYNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
So I’ve been scouring obscure parts of the webs and playing with them.
WHY SO MANY VALUABLE STARTUPS SEEM LIKE THE DUMBEST IDEA AT FIRSTLUCINDA SHENNOVEMBER 13, 2020FORTUNE
Dean scoured the literature because he had become personally interested in the topic, while working on a different project, in India.
PLEASE GET YOUR NOISE OUT OF MY EARS (EP. 439)STEPHEN J. DUBNERNOVEMBER 12, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Thanks to two intrepid researchers who spent more than a decade scouring records and archives across the globe, it now seems there could be more than twice as many surviving first editions as the long-accepted prior best estimates.
HISTORICAL DETECTIVES DISCOVER MORE FIRST EDITIONS OF ISAAC NEWTON’S PRINCIPIAJENNIFER OUELLETTENOVEMBER 11, 2020ARS TECHNICA
We scoured streaming services for shows and films so iconic you might not publicly admit you missed out on them.
STILL HAVEN’T SEEN STAR WARS OR ‘THE OFFICE’? HERE ARE 29 POP CULTURE BLIND SPOTS YOU CAN STREAM TO HIDE YOUR SHAME.BETHONIE BUTLERNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
By clicking a card about in-game challenges, I’m immediately transported to that exact mission starting point, all ready to go, rather than having to scour the in-game map for the location.
PLAYSTATION 5 REVIEW: PS5 IS A SENSORY GAME-CHANGERELISE FAVISNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I absolutely encourage scouring the internet for helpful advice, but you must test that theory with your own audience on your own platforms.
FOUR WAYS TO TEST YOUR MARKETING IDEAS INSTEAD OF TRUSTING BLOGSSARAH FRUYNOVEMBER 4, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
After sending out a fleet of scout ships to scour the galaxy for planets that haven’t yet depleted their ecosystems, only one shows any promise, the lush and Earthlike PNF-404.
‘PIKMIN 3 DELUXE’ LOSES SOME OF ITS ORIGINAL CHARMMICHAEL THOMSENOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
There are a lot of offers to browse, so to help you out, we’ll be scouring the site for the best deals on outdoor tech gear, camping gear, and products that can make your time outside even more enjoyable.
THE BEST DEALS ON OUTDOOR GEAR DURING AMAZON PRIME DAYTHE EDITORSOCTOBER 8, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Tandy’s colleagues had warned him the facility might be haunted, but the engineer was a skeptic by nature, so he scoured the place for an explanation.
WHY DO WE SEE GHOSTS?JAKE BITTLEOCTOBER 6, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
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WORDS RELATED TO SCOURING

  • ablution
  • antisepsis
  • catharsis
  • deodorizing
  • disinfection
  • dusting
  • prophylaxis
  • purgation
  • purge
  • purification
  • sanitation
  • scouring
  • scrubbing
  • shampooing
  • sterilization
  • sweeping
  • washing
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