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verb [intransitive/transitive]     scout pronunciation in British 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

    Wes sent him to scout the area.

    scout around for something:

    We spent hours scouting around for a good fishing spot.

  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 national football team.

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