scout around

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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"Trials will be conducted under the guidance of Pakistan Football Federation team as coaches will be provided by the federation who will assist Luis Rodriguez to scout around for the talented individuals," he added.
The trials will be conducted under the guidance of PFF team as coaches will be provided by the federation, who will assist Rodriguez to scout around for the talented individuals.
How much better in future, then, to send out a robot with on-board camera surveillance to scout around in the dark and cold and check all is well.
Both had to scout around to find players and the visitors could raise only 14.
Mohamad Ariff suggested that parliamentary select committees or a 'shadow Cabinet' would not only help speed up debates in the lawmaking institution, but make for more efficient proceedings as the Speaker would not have to 'scout around the Chamber to see who should answer first'.
"I think that you'll find lots of visits from sporting teams, you'll have every World Cup potential qualifying team sending advanced parties to scout around for hotels and training grounds.
'I will sustain the BFRAV medical responders until the end of the month of May, to give me time to scout around for sponsors for the next six (6) months.
"I got my hi-vis from my friend, I then had to scout around the stadium to see what the layout was.
The singer took his wife Ali Hewson to Venice to celebrate her upcoming 56th birthday - and scout around some private gardens for ideas.
Now the absence of a US name has prompted NBC and SyCo to scout around for homegrown judges.
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.
Visitors are getting a chance to scout around the city for the best deals and, in many cases, get rewarded for their effort."
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.