scout around

scout around (for someone or something)

to look around for someone or something. I don't know who would do a good job for you, but I'll scout around for a likely candidate. You stay here. I'll scout around.
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scout around

v.
To go from place to place searching: I'll scout around and see if I can find a place to build our campfire. The reporter went to the party to scout around for some gossip.
See also: around, scout
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Now the absence of a US name has prompted NBC and SyCo to scout around for homegrown judges.
He must be paying these soda guys to scout around and see where are the vulnerable areas in the society, I thought to myself.
So, it's time to check out countries as they clock up the final few miles on the journey to Brazil 2014, scout around for the in-form players - and have a flutter on the World Cup qualifiers.
You don't have to scout around papers or make calls to find out what's happening in town and what's good for you.
I'm sure R J Bray can scout around the internet and find some oil funded website which will provide him with something that he believes backs up his beliefs but it won't be borne out by the evidence.
this large cardboard box arrived and they had sent a location scout around England and Scotland to take photographs.
THERE'S no need to scout around for reasons to celebrate in Hartburn.
Alternatively, scout around junk shops for something theatrical.
LDP THERE are some easy targets around for the coalition's savings axe, as ministers scout around for suitable sacrifices, in advance of the comprehensive spending Review to be announced on October 20.
Gone are the days when you could scout around looking for an extra half-point here or there.
On several occasions before leaving for stints in his taxi, Calderwood has sent out wife Jennifer, 30, to scout around and check the coast is clear.
They would scout around for inexpensive accommodation, he said, but the city did not have enough of it.
Scout around antiques markets for unusual trinkets.
I used to scout around my contacts in the town and get deals to save Caley Thistle a couple of grand.
Last January O'Neill had to scout around for a loan keeper in Kiraly who played half-a-dozen games including Manchester United in a tough FA Cup Third Round tie.