scan

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskæn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/skæn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skan)


Inflections of 'scan' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
scans
v 3rd person singular
scanning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
scanned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
scanned
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

scan

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [heart, leg, body, bone, back, brain] scan
  2. a scan of [her, the patient's] [heart]
  3. went in for an MRI scan
  4. [referred, sent] to the [clinic, hospital] for a scan
  5. the scan showed a [tumor, fracture, blockage]
  6. a [computer, hard drive, virus, full system] scan
  7. [start, pause] the computer scan
  8. run a scan for [bugs, viruses, malware, Trojans]
  9. a retina scan at [customs, the airport, the border]
  10. a quick scan through the [main articles, newspaper, headlines]
  11. a quick scan of the [boundaries, limits, perimeters]
  12. a satellite scan of the [planet, Moon]
  13. a scan of the [document, photo]
  14. submit a scan or photocopy
  15. scan [an image, a brain, a passport]
  16. scan for [viruses, malware, spyware]
  17. scan with a [beam, laser, light]
  18. she scanned him with her eyes
  19. he scanned [the crowd, the building, the beach]
  20. scanned him for [drugs, weapons]
  21. scan a [package, suitcase, person] for [drugs]
  22. he was scanned for [drugs]
  23. scan through [a newspaper, an article, a website]
  24. scan the [results, analysis, options]
n as adj
  1. [adjust, change] the scan settings
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