scour

[ UK /skˈa‍ʊ‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˈskaʊɝ, ˈskaʊɹ/ ]
VERB
  1. rub hard or scrub
    scour the counter tops
  2. clean with hard rubbing
    She scrubbed his back
  3. examine minutely
    The police scoured the country for the fugitive
  4. rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
    flush the wound with antibiotics
    purge the old gas tank
NOUN
  1. a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
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How To Use scour In A Sentence

  • Often the parent feels helpless and very discouraged and may also give up on the child which reinforces the child's feelings of inadequacy and may cause the child to retreat or regress further.
  • Washington, who believed liquor a particular scourge among blacks, sent felicitations. LAST CALL
  • How, then, can we force a change in the media systems that dominate the discourse and misinform the debate?
  • This kind of discourse is at the opposite pole from storytelling as defined by Benjamin.
  • Discourse doesn't have to stoop to the level unreturnable. Hillary On Obama's Speeches: "It's Change You Can Xerox"
  • Interest rates would then rise as the central bank increased its discount rate to discourage borrowing and the demands for legal tender.
  • Reading makes a full amn, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. 
  • How can the social conditions be established which practical discourse would require? The Politics of Redress - crime, punishment and penal abolition
  • Environmental health officers hope the cotes will keep pigeons off the streets and discourage them from feeding on waste food and titbits offered by tourists.
  • These two transaction costs discourage foreign investment and borrowing. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business.
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