how to pronounce scour

/ˈskaʊɚ/

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scour is pronounced in two syllables

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skaʊɚ

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An example use of scour in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… about this and i started to scour more …”

meanings of scour

verb:

  1. To search an area thoroughly.
  2. To run with speed; to scurry.
  3. To move swiftly over; to brush along.
  4. To cleanse (without rubbing).
  5. To clear the digestive tract by administering medication that induces defecation or vomiting; to purge.
  6. To (cause livestock to) suffer from diarrhoea or dysentery.
  7. To remove debris and dirt by purging; to sweep along or off (by a current of water).
  8. To clean, polish, or wash something by rubbing and scrubbing it vigorously, frequently with an abrasive or cleaning agent.

noun:

  1. A place scoured out by running water, as in the bed of a stream below a waterfall.
  2. A place where wool is washed to remove grease and impurities prior to processing.
  3. The removal of sediment caused by swiftly moving water.

words with pronunciation similar to scour

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