Synonyms of scouring


1. scouring, search, hunt, hunting

usage: moving over territory to search for something; "scouring the entire area revealed nothing"

2. scrub, scrubbing, scouring, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup

usage: the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water


1. scour, search, seek, look for

usage: examine minutely; "The police scoured the country for the fugitive"

2. scrub, scour, rub

usage: clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back"

3. scour, abrade, rub

usage: rub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops"

4. flush, scour, purge, rinse, rinse off

usage: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"

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