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scout

scout

 
 
pronunciation:
skaUt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person, ship, or plane sent to spy or gather information.
The scout returned with photographs of the enemy camp.
definition 2: a person who looks for new sports or entertainment talent.
The football scout noticed a talented college quarterback.
definition 3: a member of a Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: scouted, scouting, scouts
definition 1: to explore an area in order to bring back information.
We scouted around the forest, looking for the bears' den.
definition 2: (informal) to look for, or to find by searching for (usually followed by "up" or "out").
The campers scouted up some dry wood for the fire.
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