Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: escouter 'to listen', from Latin auscultare


2 verb
1 [intransitive] also scout around/round to look for something in a particular area
scout for
I'm scouting round for a place to stay.
2 [transitive] also scout outPM to examine a place or area in order to get information about it:
American companies are keen to scout out business opportunities in Vietnam.
3 [intransitive and transitive]BO to find out about the abilities of sports players, musicians etc in order to employ them

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