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Definition of scout verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scout
    he / she / it scouts
    past simple scouted
    -ing form scouting
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to search an area or various areas in order to find or discover something scout something (for somebody/something) They scouted the area for somewhere to stay the night. scout (around) (for somebody/something) The kids were scouting around for wood for the fire. a military scouting party
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] scout (somebody) to look for sports players, actors, musicians, etc. who have special ability, so you can offer them work He scouts for the Giants.
  3. Phrasal Verbsscout somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scout