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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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.
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.