1 quick look
ADJ. quick, rapid A quick scan of the local paper revealed nothing.
PREP. ~ of
2 examination by a machine
ADJ. body, bone, brain | ultrasound | routine
VERB + SCAN have | give sb | take
SCAN + VERB reveal sth A routine scan revealed abnormalities in the foetus.
PREP. ~ of The doctors took a scan of his thigh bone.
ADV. carefully | quickly, rapidly | anxiously, nervously She scanned the street nervously, looking for the two men. | eagerly
PREP. for I scanned the paper for news.