|Origin:||escouter 'to listen', from Latin auscultare|
1 [intransitive] also scout around/round
to look for something in a particular area
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