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verb [intransitive/transitive]     scout pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlescouting
past tensescouted
past participlescouted
  1. 1
    to search or examine a place, area, or situation to get information about it
    scout something for something:

    We were sent ahead to scout the river bank for a good crossing.

  2. 2
    to look for someone who has a lot of ability, especially for work in sports or entertainment
    scout for:

    He’s been scouting for a college football team.

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