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verb [intransitive/transitive] scout pronunciation in British English /skaʊt/
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he/she/itscouts
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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