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Definition 1: the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for scouring in the sense of this definition

(scouring is a kind of ...) the act of making something clean

"he gave his shoes a good cleaning"

(... is a kind of scouring ) cleaning with a mop

"he gave it a good mopping"

Definition 2: moving over territory to search for something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where scouring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scouring the entire area revealed nothing

(scouring is a kind of ...) the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

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