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Synonyms of scan in English:


  • 1 Adam scanned the horizon
    scrutinize, examine, study, inspect, survey, search, scour, sweep, look at, stare at, look someone/something up and down, gaze at, eye, watch;
    contemplate, regard, take stock of
    informal check out, scope (out)
  • 2 I scanned the pages of his diary
    glance through/over, look through/over, have a look at, run/cast/pass one's eye over, skim (through), flick through, flip through, leaf through, thumb through, rifle through, read quickly, browse (through)
    [Antonyms] pore over
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  • 1 a careful scan of the terrain
    inspection, scrutiny, examination, survey
  • 2 a quick scan through the report
    glance, look, flick, browse, skim
  • 3 a brain scan
    examination, screening, MRI, ultrasound
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