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scout

scout

 
 
pronunciation:
skaUt
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person, ship, plane, or the like sent ahead to acquire information, esp. in a war zone.
definition 2: a person who looks for new sports or entertainment talent.
a football scout
definition 3: a member of a Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: scouted, scouting, scouts
definition 1: to investigate an area in order to bring back information.
definition 2: to search for new talent.
definition 3: to observe an opposing team before it plays one's own team.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to investigate, examine, or observe in order to acquire information.
definition 2: (informal) to look for, or to find by searching for (usu. fol. by up or out).
The campers scouted up some dry wood for the fire.
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