Definition for SCOUR

SCOUR, v.i.

  1. To perform the business of cleaning vessels by rubbing. – Shak.
  2. To clean. Warm water is softer than cold, for it scoureth better. – Bacon.
  3. To be purged to excess. – Bacon. Mortimer.
  4. To rove or range for sweeping or taking something. Barbarossa, thus scouring along the coast of Italy. – Knolles.
  5. To run with celerity; to scamper. So four fierce coursers, starting to the race, / Scour through the plain, and lengthen every pace. – Dryden.

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