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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Now the absence of a US name has prompted NBC and SyCo to scout around for homegrown judges.
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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.
They would scout around for inexpensive accommodation, he said, but the city did not have enough of it.
I had a scout around for her car, but it was nowhere, so I suppose she was taken there by the man she was talking to.
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.
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Christmas 2006 saw an unprecedented number of retailers offering 'internet prices in store' - proving they recognise that consumers scout around for details, deals, prices and reviews online before they even think of visiting a shop.
Because as car buyers scout around for the most efficient engines in order to squeeze the max from the fuel tank, the car makers are being forced to invest massively in research just to keep abreast of trends.
Coventry, bless it, doesn't get much of a look-in when casting directors scout around for drama locations - possibly something to do with the bombed-out and not-very-aesthetically-pleasing reconstructed city centre.
Once you're back in shape, scout around for a more inspiring teacher.
They are asking victims of break-ins to interview their own neighbours and scout around for clues.
Gone are the days when the laptop-lugging accountant had to scout around for a printer to plug into to run off an emergency report.