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Definition of Scour


  1. To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush.
  2. The act of scouring.
  3. A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a fall.
  4. To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress.
  5. To purge; as, to scour a horse.
  6. To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; -- often with off or away.
  7. To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
  8. To clean anything by rubbing.
  9. To cleanse anything.
  10. To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.
  11. To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.
  12. Diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle.

Scour Translations

scour in German is umherstreifen
scour in Italian is vagare
scour in Latin is tergeo tergo tersi tersum
scour in Spanish is restregar