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Synonyms for scouringscour·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scouringnoun

    moving over territory to search for something

    "scouring the entire area revealed nothing"

    Synonyms:
    scrubbing, scrub

  2. scrub, scrubbing, scouringnoun

    the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water

    Synonyms:
    bush, chaparral, scrub, scrubbing

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  1. searching

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scouring":

    scour, washouts, degreasing, stripping

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How to use scouring in a sentence?

  1. Andrea Dworkin:

    The will to domination is a ravenous beast. There are never enough warm bodies to satiate its monstrous hunger. Once alive, this beast grows and grows, feeding on all the life around it, scouring the earth to find new sources of nourishment. This beast lives in each man who battens on female servitude.

  2. Emma Thompson:

    A couple of years ago I was just washing the dishes and I seen the sponges with the scouring pads, and I just thought it’d be quite interesting to try one of them, ever since that I’ve been addicted to eating them. I just have to soak them in (dishwashing liquid) and then chew on them. I always have to make sure I have sponges in the house.

  3. Gary Rieschel:

    They have hundreds of people scouring the startup universe in China, India, the United States.

  4. Don Felder:

    If I had a pull on 'One of These Nights,' on the first high note on 'One of These Nights,' that was just a tiny hair flat or something, I could just feel Henley's eyes scouring into the back of my head. No mistakes were allowed, and it really kept the quality at a high level.

  5. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    We are literally scouring the globe for medical supplies.

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