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scour

US [skaʊr]
UK [ˈskaʊə(r)]
  • n.洗涤剂;洗去;磨擦;疏浚
  • v.(彻底地)搜寻;(用粗糙的物体)擦净;冲刷成;冲刷出
  • Web擦亮;擦洗;冲洗
Simple Present:scours  Present Participle:scouring  Past Tense:scoured  
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v.
1.
~ sth (for sb/sth)
(彻底地)搜寻,搜查,翻找to search a place or thing thoroughly in order to find sb/sth
We scoured the area for somewhere to pitch our tent.
我们四处查看,想找一个搭帐篷的地方。
2.
~ sth (out)
(用粗糙的物体)擦净,擦亮to clean sth by rubbing its surface hard with rough material
I had to scour out the pans.
我得把这些锅擦干净。
3.
~ sth (away/out).~ sth (from/out of sth)
冲刷成;冲刷出to make a passage, hole, or mark in the ground, rocks, etc. as the result of movement, especially over a long period
The water had raced down the slope and scoured out the bed of a stream.
水顺着山坡流下来,冲刷出一条小河道。

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