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Synonyms of scout in English:


  • 1 scouts reported that the enemy were massing at two points ahead
    lookout, lookout man/woman, outrider, advance guard, vanguard, spy;
  • 2 I returned from a lengthy scout round the area
    exploration, search, expedition
    informal recce
    British informal shufti
    North American informal recon
  • 3 Brock slid the ball in from 14 yards, impressing watching scouts
    North American informal bird dog
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  • 1 I scouted around for some logs
  • 2 a night patrol was sent to scout out the area
    reconnoitre, explore, take a look at, make a reconnaissance of, inspect, investigate, spy out, survey, make a survey of;
    examine, scan, study, observe;
    see how the land lies, find out the lie of the land
    informal recce, make a recce of, check out, case, case the joint
    British informal take a shufti round, suss out
    North American informal recon
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