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Noun
A soldier or other person sent out ahead of a main force so as to gather information about the enemy's position, strength, or movements
“A scout ahead of the main group gave Seth the final signal that the men were ready to detonate the charges, by reflecting the sun in a piece of glass.”
Noun
An instance of gathering information, especially by reconnoitring an area
“I want to have a quick scout round.”
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An instance of gathering information, especially by reconnoitring an area
“He remained in the Russian League, playing with Dynamo in Moscow, until Sharks scout John Ferguson saw him while on a scouting mission.”
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A human being in the general sense
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(someone or something) The act of trying to find or looking for
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A person who employed to perform (typically domestic) duties for others
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A person who by means of travel (notably an expedition) searches out new information
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One who explores untraversed regions
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A messenger, collector, or agent for a bank, bookmaker, or similar
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A police officer who looks for evidence as part of solving a crime
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A person who serves in an army
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A person with expert local knowledge qualified to take charge of a ship entering or leaving a harbour
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A person sent as a diplomatic representative on a special mission
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Verb
Investigate, check out
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“Producers should scout fields and determine if the action threshold has been exceeded.”
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Make a search for someone or something in various places
“Head to the market for tiny gourds and bunches of berries or scout in the backyard for some shapely branches with character.”
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To subject to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
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To designate a date earlier than the actual one
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To exercise disbelief
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Rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully
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To treat as unworthy of serious consideration
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To search for something
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Harass, persecute, or pursue relentlessly
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