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lookoutnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlʊk.aʊt/
a ​person who ​watches for ​danger: One of the ​burglarswaitedoutside 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 ​naturalbeauty
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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 ​watchcarefully for something or someone, ​especially in ​order to ​avoiddanger: Keep a lookout for ​smallobjects that a ​baby might ​swallow.
(Definition of lookout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lookoutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlʊkˌɑʊt/
a ​person whose ​job is to ​watch for someone or something to ​appear: Assign someone to be a lookout on the ​boat to ​keep an ​eye out for ​rocks.on the lookout If you are on the lookout for something, you are ​watching for it to ​appear: What ​kinds of ​behavior should ​parents be on the lookout for? A lookout is also a ​place where you can ​see a ​longdistance: Turner ​works at the ​fire lookout on Carey Dome.
(Definition of lookout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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