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scout

noun [C]  us   /skɑʊt/

scout noun [C] (BOY/GIRL)

scout noun [C] (PERSON WHO SEARCHES)

someone whose job is to look for people with particular skills, esp. in sports or entertainment A scout is also a person, esp. a soldier, sent out to get information about the enemy.

scout

verb [I/T]  us   /skɑʊt/

scout verb [I/T] (SEARCH)

to go to look in various places for something you want or to check for possible danger: [I] Retired folks were scouting for homes in Florida. [I] When not traveling worldwide to scout out ideas, they visit with their daughter Sarah. In sports, to scout is to have the job of trying to find young players with the ability to play the sport well: [I] I scouted for the Angels baseball team for about 15 years.
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