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American English: /ˈlʊkˌaʊt/
British English: /ˈlʊkaʊt/

Translation of lookout in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (watch) (no plural) to be on the lookout for something/somebody
    andar a la caza de algo/alguien
    they were advised to be on the lookout
    se les advirtió que estuvieran alerta(s) or ojo avizor
    (before noun) lookout post
    Example sentences
    • The witness denied under cross-examination that she had exaggerated what she heard at the toilet or that she and the other boy had acted as lookouts.
    • One minute they're playing video games, the next they're acting as lookouts for patrols of militia men.
    • Other members of the gang acted as lookouts while one of the men walked into the office and out of the store with the cash.
    1.2 (person) (Military) the gang needs him to act as lookout
    la banda lo necesita para que haga de guardia
    la banda lo necesita para que haga de campana (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
    la banda lo necesita para que les eche aguas (Mexico) [colloquial]
    la banda lo necesita para que haga de loro (Chile) [colloquial]
    1.3 (place)
    Example sentences
    • Keiko watched patiently as the soldier one hundred metres away from their spot continued his patrol on the walls and entered the lookout tower adjoining the city walls.
    • After metal detectors and searches, I was let in through two gigantic automated gates, watched from a lookout tower.
    • From the lookout area, the view embraces the valley
  • 2 2.1 (prospect) (British)
    (no plural)
    panorama (masculine)
    perspectivas (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • A few hundred meters from the entrance, there is a fine lookout over the plain.
    • You'll see a beautiful hemlock stand, a fine lookout and acidic Bat Lake.
    2.2 (concern) [colloquial] that's your lookout
    ese es tu problema
    ese es asunto tuyo
    Example sentences
    • When a trust feels under pressure to set its own standards of political correctness from fear of an employment tribunal (self censorship) it is a bad lookout for medicine.
    • If Erik's secrets cease to be Erik's secrets, it will be a bad lookout for a goodly number of the human race!
    • It is a bad lookout, boys - a very bad lookout. There, don't talk about it any more. I do not want to make your mother unhappy.
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