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scour something for someone or something

to look carefully and thoroughly in something for someone or something. I scoured the entire roster of members for a person who would agree to run for president. The police scoured the entire area for any sign of the suspects.
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scour something off (of) something

 and scour something off
to clean something off something else by scouring. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) See if you can scour the rust off the cookie sheet. I will scour off the rust with steel wool.
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scour something out

to clean something out by scouring. Would you scour the pans out? Please scour out the pansdon't just wash them.
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scour something out of something

to clean something out of something by scouring. Did you scour the rust out of the pan? Please scour the burned material out of the bowl.
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Cavalier will essentially have a monopoly on the supply of wool scouring services and the supply of wool grease, and will be able to raise its prices when the merger is completed.
Measuring time and depth of scouring based on experimental observation, an empirical relation is developed with high regression coefficient 97%.
It can take from 10 to 30 years for a shallow ecosystem to recover from a scouring event; deepwater episodes where communities of deepwater sponges and soft corals are damaged may take hundreds of years to recover,' he says, likening the effects to a bushfire.
Such a system would significantly aid small-scale experiments to address bridge scour problems by allowing the measurement of forces that occur during the scouring process.
Standard procedures of scouring cotton materials involve alkali treatment, usually with NaOH.
Once they reach their destination, the team spends three to five days scouring the area's soil, trees, plants, and rotten logs for ants.
Where even higher energy waves were accompanied by significant scouring, most of the two storey structures in tsunami prone areas failed through the undermining of foundation.
MAPA SPONTEX IS INTRODUCING SCOURMAX, A FLOCK SCOURING SURFACE PRODUCT WITH VERTICALLY ORIENTED FIBERS RATHER THAN THE TRADITIONAL HORIZONTAL PADDING.
Smiting on an anvil, sawing a beam, painting a wall, driving horses, sweeping, scouring, everything gives God some glory if being in his grace you do it as your duty.
The family and friends of Lee Wood, the 17-year-old who is missing presumed drowned following a speedboat accident off Gower last weekend, spent the bank holiday weekend scouring beaches for signs of him.
Imagine a news agency scouring thousands of videocassettes to locate a presidential speech from 1965.
Because the Internet can be potentially damaging, most companies have someone or some company scouring the Web sites, because it's important to distinguish between rumors and allegations," Sells said.
Chernoff & Wolowitz are currently scouring the Manhattan market for deals, willing to pay top dollar and close quickly.