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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scour /ˈskaʊ(ə)r/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 scour /ˈskaʊ(ə)r/ 不及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scour, n.
 1. Diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle.
 2. The act of scouring.
 3.  A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a fall.
    If you catch the two sole denizens [trout] of a particular scour, you will find another pair installed in their place to-morrow.    --Grant Allen.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scour, v. i.
 1. To clean anything by rubbing.
 2. To cleanse anything.
    Warm water is softer than cold, for it scoureth better.   --Bacon.
 3. To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.
 4. To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.
 So four fierce coursers, starting to the race,
 Scour through the plain, and lengthen every pace.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scour v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scoured p. pr. & vb. n. Scouring.]
 1. 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.
 2. To purge; as, to scour a horse.
 3. 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.
 [I will] stain my favors in a bloody mask,
 Which, washed away, shall scour my shame with it.   --Shak.
 4.  To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
    Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain.   --Pope.
 5. To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush.
    If my neighbor ought to scour a ditch.    --Blackstone.
 Scouring barrel, a tumbling barrel. See under Tumbling.
 Scouring cinder Metal., a basic slag, which attacks the lining of a shaft furnace. --Raymond.
 Scouring rush. Bot. See Dutch rush, under Dutch.
 Scouring stock Woolen Manuf., a kind of fulling mill.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
      v 1: examine minutely; "The police scoured the country for the
      2: clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back" [syn: scrub]
      3: rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops" [syn: abrade]
      4: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with
         antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank" [syn: flush, purge]