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lookout

Pronunciation: /ˈlʊkaʊt/

Translation of lookout in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (watch) (no plural/sin plural) to be on the lookout for sth/sb andar* a la caza de algo/algn they were advised to be on the lookout se les advirtió que estuvieran alerta(s) or ojo avizor (before noun/delante del nombre) lookout post puesto (masculine) de observación
    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/Militar] vigía (masculine and feminine) the gang needs him to act as lookout la banda lo necesita para que haga de guardia or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] para que haga de campana or (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] para que les eche aguas or (Chile) [colloquial/familiar] para que haga de loro 1.3 (place) atalaya (feminine), puesto (masculine) de observación
    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 English/inglés británico) (no plural/sin plural) panorama (masculine), perspectivas (feminine plural) 2.2 (concern) [colloquial/familiar] problema (masculine) 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.
    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.

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