–verb (used with object)
1. to remove dirt, grease, etc., from or to cleanse or polish by hard rubbing, as with a rough or abrasive material.
2. to remove (dirt, grease, etc.) from something by hard rubbing.
3. to clear or dig out (a channel, drain, etc.) as by the force of water, by removing debris, etc.
4. to purge thoroughly, as an animal.
5. to clear or rid of what is undesirable.
6. to remove by or as if by cleansing; get rid of.
7. to clean or rid of debris, impurities, etc., by or as if by washing, as cotton or wool.
8. Metallurgy. (of the contents of a blast furnace) to rub against and corrode (the refractory lining).
–verb (used without object)
9. to rub a surface in order to cleanse or polish it.
10.to remove dirt, grease, etc.
11.to become clean and shiny.
12.to be capable of being cleaned by rubbing.
13.(of a plough, cultivator, etc.) to pass through the ground without soil clinging to the blade.
14.(of a plough, shovel, etc.) to become polished from use.
15.the act of scouring.
16.the place scoured.
17.an apparatus or material used in scouring.
18.the erosive force of moving water, as in a river or sea.
19.Usually “scours” (used with a singular or plural verb ) - Veterinary Pathology: Diarrhoea in horses and cattle caused by intestinal infection.
Rain laced with sand
Scours the world of its life.
Deep spring cleaning.
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