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Scour vs. Search

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Scourverb

(transitive) To clean, polish, or wash something by rubbing and scrubbing it vigorously, frequently with an abrasive or cleaning agent.

‘He scoured the burnt food from the pan.’;

Searchnoun

An attempt to find something.

‘With only five minutes until we were meant to leave, the search for the keys started in earnest.’;

Scourverb

(transitive) To remove debris and dirt by purging; to sweep along or off (by a current of water).

Searchnoun

The act of searching in general.

‘Search is a hard problem for computers to solve efficiently.’;

Scourverb

To clear the digestive tract by administering medication that induces defecation or vomiting; to purge.

‘to scour a horse’;

Searchverb

(transitive) To look in (a place) for something.

‘I searched the garden for the keys and found them in the vegetable patch.’;

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Scourverb

To (cause livestock to) suffer from diarrhoea or dysentery.

‘If a lamb is scouring, do not delay treatment.’;

Searchverb

To look thoroughly.

‘The police are searching for evidence in his flat.’;

Scourverb

To cleanse (without rubbing).

Searchverb

To look for, seek.

Scourverb

(transitive) To search an area thoroughly.

‘They scoured the scene of the crime for clues.’;

Searchverb

To probe or examine (a wound).

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Scourverb

(ambitransitive) To run with speed; to scurry.

Searchverb

(obsolete) To examine; to try; to put to the test.

Scourverb

(ambitransitive) To move swiftly over; to brush along.

Searchverb

To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.

‘They are come to search the house.’; ‘Search me, O God, and know my heart.’;

Scournoun

The removal of sediment caused by swiftly moving water.

‘Bridge scour may scoop out scour holes and compromise the integrity of the structure.’;

Searchverb

To inquire after; to look for; to seek.

‘I will both search my sheep, and seek them out.’; ‘Enough is left besides to search and know.’;

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Scournoun

A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a waterfall.

Searchverb

To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound.

Scournoun

A place where wool is washed to remove grease and impurities prior to processing.

Searchverb

To examine; to try; to put to the test.

Scourverb

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.

Searchverb

To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt.

‘Once more search with me.’; ‘It sufficeth that they have once with care sifted the matter, and searched into all the particulars.’;

Scourverb

To purge; as, to scour a horse.

Searchnoun

The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.

‘Thus the orb he roamedWith narrow search, and with inspection deepConsidered every creature.’; ‘Nor did my search of liberty beginTill my black hairs were changed upon my chin.’;

Scourverb

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.’;

Searchnoun

the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

Scourverb

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.’;

Searchnoun

an investigation seeking answers;

‘a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing’; ‘the outcome justified the search’;

Scourverb

To cleanse or clear, as by a current of water; to flush.

‘If my neighbor ought to scour a ditch.’;

Searchnoun

an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property;

‘they wrote a program to do a table lookup’;

Scourverb

To clean anything by rubbing.

Searchnoun

the examination of alternative hypotheses;

‘his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful’;

Scourverb

To cleanse anything.

‘Warm water is softer than cold, for it scoureth better.’;

Searchnoun

boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas;

‘right of search’;

Scourverb

To be purged freely; to have a diarrhœa.

Searchverb

try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of;

‘The police are searching for clues’; ‘They are searching for the missing man in the entire county’;

Scourverb

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.’;

Searchverb

search or seek;

‘We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest’; ‘Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!’;

Scournoun

Diarrhœa or dysentery among cattle.

Searchverb

inquire into

Scournoun

The act of scouring.

Searchverb

subject to a search;

‘The police searched the suspect’; ‘We searched the whole house for the missing keys’;

Scournoun

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.’;

Searchverb

try to find something by looking or otherwise seeking carefully and thoroughly

‘I searched among the rocks, but there was nothing’; ‘Hugh will be searching for the truth’; ‘Daniel is then able to search out the most advantageous mortgage’;

Scournoun

a place that is scoured (especially by running water)

Searchverb

examine (a place, vehicle, or person) thoroughly in order to find something or someone

‘the guards searched him for weapons’; ‘she searched the house from top to bottom’;

Scourverb

examine minutely;

‘The police scoured the country for the fugitive’;

Searchverb

look for information in (a database or the World Wide Web) using a search engine

‘you can search for recipes by topic or by entering a keyword’; ‘I must search the Internet for one of his pictures’; ‘search our online archive for stories dating back to February 1996’;

Scourverb

clean with hard rubbing;

‘She scrubbed his back’;

Searchnoun

an act of searching for someone or something

‘the police carried out a thorough search of the premises’; ‘he plans to go to the Himalayas in search of a yeti’;

Scourverb

rub hard or scrub;

‘scour the counter tops’;

Searchnoun

an act or instance of searching a database or the World Wide Web

‘I did a search for creative-writing courses at UK universities and came up with 422’;

Scourverb

rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid;

‘flush the wound with antibiotics’; ‘purge the old gas tank’;

Searchnoun

the systematic retrieval of information, or the facility for this

‘the advanced search includes options for sorting by date and specifying the news source’; ‘users will abandon a site if the search function doesn't work well’;

Searchnoun

an investigation of public records to find if a property is subject to any liabilities or encumbrances.

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