scour for

scour (something or some place) for (someone or something)

To search thoroughly inside of or all around some place or thing for someone or something. I've been scouring the internet for information about this strange new app my kids are using. We scoured the warehouse for evidence, but we couldn't find anything that would hold up in court.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Before the paddy season, big farmers scour railway stations and bus stands to scour for cheap labour as more than five lakh migrants come to the state in this season.
Because of the use of this bridge for a long time, and the design and construction information about this bridge construction are incomplete, its abutment foundation are required to be detected to verify some concrete data and information about this bridge: the form and size of the foundation, actual state of scour for the foundation etc.
In order to analysis and calculation of the maximum transverse displacement of the top of pier caused by overturn of the pier body which resulted from scour for foundation base, calculation method under the condition of worst loading combinations will be adopted for this finite element method.