scan noun

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.

scan verb

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.

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