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Definition of scour:

  1. A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a fall.
  2. Diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle.
  3. The act of scouring.
  4. To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.
  5. To clean anything by rubbing.
  6. To cleanse anything.
  7. To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush.
  8. To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
  9. To purge; as, to scour a horse.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.


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