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.
See also: around, scout, someone
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: around, scout
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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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.
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.
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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.
He said: "Initially, the makers of the advert scouted around London looking for someone.
Head coach Anderson had scouted around the area and contacted the Newsome officials to see if they could use the newly-installed playing area that meets the Super League field criteria.