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scout

noun [C] (SEARCH)    /skaʊt/
a person employed to look for people with particular skills, especially in sport or entertainment: a talent scout Manchester United's chief scout spotted him when he was playing for his school football team.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobsSpectators and commentators at sports events a scout around/round [S] informal a quick look around a place or area, especially in order to find something: I had a quick scout around the house to check everything was okay.Searching
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