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  1. scour

    • IPA[ˈskaʊə]

    英式

    • v.
      clean or brighten the surface of (something) by rubbing it hard, typically with an abrasive or detergent;remove (dirt or unwanted matter) by scouring
    • n.
      the action of scouring or the state of being scoured, especially by swift-flowing water;an act of rubbing something hard to clean or brighten it
    • noun: scour

    • verb: scour, 3rd person present: scours, gerund or present participle: scouring, past tense: scoured, past participle: scoured

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. clean or brighten the surface of (something) by rubbing it hard, typically with an abrasive or detergent:

      she scoured the cooker

      I was scouring out the pans

    • 2. remove (dirt or unwanted matter) by scouring:

      use an electric toothbrush to scour off plaque

    • 3. (of water or a watercourse) make (a channel or pool) by flowing quickly over something and removing soil or rock:

      a stream came crashing through a narrow cavern to scour out a round pool below

    • 4. (of livestock) suffer from diarrhoea:

      he went out to deal with piglets who were scouring

    • 5. administer a strong purgative to:

      he immediately proceeded to scour him with the most potent medicines

    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. the action of scouring or the state of being scoured, especially by swift-flowing water:

      the scour of the tide may cause lateral erosion

    • 2. an act of rubbing something hard to clean or brighten it:

      give the floor a good scour

    • 3. diarrhoea in livestock, especially cattle and pigs.
    • n. an establishment where raw wool is washed to remove dirt and natural grease:

    • the historic wool scour is now a living museum and a direct physical link to Australia's pioneering era

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    • IPA[ˈskou(ə)r]

    美式

    • v.
      clean or brighten the surface of (something) by rubbing it hard, typically with an abrasive or detergent:
    • he scoured the bathtub
    • n.
      the action of scouring or the state of being scoured, especially by swift-flowing water:
    • the scour of the tide may cause lateral erosion

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    • IPA[ˈskou(ə)r]

    美式

    • v.
      subject (a place, text, etc.) to a thorough search in order to locate something:
    • David scoured each newspaper for an article on the murder

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    • IPA[ˈskaʊə]

    英式

    • v.
      subject (a place, text, etc.) to a thorough search in order to locate something:
    • David scoured each newspaper for an article on the murder

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