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Looking desperately
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Present participle for clean, polish thoroughly
“Mild abrasives are used to scour pots and pans, oven interiors, and drip pans.”
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Present participle for to subject (a place, text, etc.) to a thorough search in order to locate something
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“Since many of the traditional black-glazed roof tiles broke in the quake, contractors had to scour other disused Japanese buildings for replacements.”
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Present participle for to scrape or wear away by friction or erosion
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Present participle for to search determinedly for someone or something
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Present participle for look over, scrutinize lightly
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Present participle for to carry out spring-cleaning on (a room, a house, etc)
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Present participle for to rid of dirt or impurities
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Present participle for to brush off or away, typically dirt or litter
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Present participle for do away with
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Present participle for to wash or bathe
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Present participle for annoy
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Present participle for to clean out or get rid off
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Present participle for to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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Present participle for to aimlessly move or drift from place to place
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Present participle for to move, usually over long distances
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(someone or something) The act of trying to find or looking for
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A situation in which something is cleaned
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The process of scraping or wearing something away
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An act of rubbing something
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