scout around (for someone or something)

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scout around (for someone or something)

To search, inspect, or look around an area (for someone or something). I've been scouting around for a suitable plot of land to build our house, but it's been tough finding one. Scout around the yard to see if you can find my lost ring.
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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.
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We scouted around the woods closest to us but found nothing.
The days of the silver screen for small towns like South Bank were numbered and when the Hippodrome closed, Hughie scouted around for a job, eventually driving a van for Welford's bakery before taking a full-time job with ICI.
After receiving the invitation to perform before the Boney M Concert from the organisers we scouted around and found who we think are the best team for the job.
The woman, who was not named, was arrested after she was watched while she scouted around the Jewish community center and synagogue in Sofia.
Not the ones that get picked up once every five years in their jet plane and get scouted around the world.
they scouted around for a place to spend the night.
We scouted around for an opponent and Jorge came up with the name Prescott.
I scouted around the college in my home town of Rotherham, reported back with details of an Ordinary National Certificate (ONC) in welding and fabrication, the company gave me the go-ahead to start and I haven't really looked back since.
When an imaginative builder scouted around decaying castles and period villages for materials for his new project at the turn of the century, he earned himself the description of being-ecentric.
THE Fly on the Wall heard an anguished yelp earlier this week as he scouted around the Hammersmith area of west London.
Ballard and Barbero scouted around for large rocks to place in the water, creating a mini waterfall that enabled the water to form a deep pool.
Kids from Tan y Marian in Llysfaen scouted around Ysgol Bryn Elian in Old Colwyn.
Johanon scouted around and found that Tastee--Freez, which had no stores in Detroit, had a franchise fee of only $10,000, nominal by industry standards.
As sales grew, he scouted around for larger space to accommodate a bigger shop, eventually settling on some industrial acreage 35 kilometres away in South River, where he bought a building vacated by a veneer mill.
I scouted around the local markets for miniature toys, baskets, boxes, and anything small.