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lookout

noun [C] uk   /ˈlʊk.aʊt/ us  
a person who watches for danger: One of the burglars waited outside to act as a lookout. a high place where a person can look at what is happening in the area around them, especially in order to watch for any danger US and Australian English a place from where a person can look at something, especially at an area of natural beauty
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be on the lookout for sth/sb to search for something or someone: I'm always on the lookout for interesting new recipes.keep a lookout for sth/sb to continue to watch carefully for something or someone, especially in order to avoid danger: Keep a lookout for small objects that a baby might swallow.
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