Definition of 'scour'
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Two lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter scoured the area for hours before ending their search. The Sun (2013)Detectives scoured the country for their witness. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These scour the internet to find the cheapest deal for your item online. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She charged dealers and ambassadors alike to scour the art world for her. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They continued to scour the area for a body but with no luck. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Pupils are scouring the internet looking for embarrassing photographs of them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Japanese companies are scouring the world for alternative sources. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Ships and helicopters scoured the area to find survivors as warnings of a second storm were issued. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And he will scour the world to deliver. The Sun (2010)Search teams scoured the nearby area for evidence. The Sun (2010)Since 2000 he has scoured the globe for acquisitions to hasten growth. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now, bouncers have been forced to scour the room to rip up any offensive messages. The Sun (2009)The Government began scouring the country for land that could be turned over to growing crops. The Sun (2014)He'll scour the globe for another drink. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We do not watch or absorb the internet, but scour it for what is useful. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its energy companies are scouring the globe for opportunities, but the most obvious solution remains out of reach. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That led to corporation chiefs setting up a new task force to scour the rest of Africa for missing episodes. The Sun (2009)He began scouring the country for venues that met his ambitions, making many hotel owners rich when he snapped up their assets. Times, Sunday Times (2013)ANT and Dec are scouring the country for practical jokers. The Sun (2009)
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Used Occasionally. scour is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'scour'
British English: scour VERB
If you scour something such as a place or a book, you make a thorough search of it to try to find what you are looking for.
Rescue crews have scoured the area.
Definition of scour from the Collins English Dictionary
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