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Pronunciation: /skaʊt/

Translation of scout in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (person) explorador, (masculine, feminine), escucha (masculine and feminine); (unit) patrulla (feminine) de reconocimiento, avanzada (feminine); (vehicle) vehículo (masculine)( or avión (masculine) etc) de reconocimiento
    Example sentences
    • Then, Spetnaz troops and scouts were sent ahead of the armor to eliminate RPG-armed snipers.
    • Four days had passed before Lord Light ordered his force to a halt, and sent scouts out ahead to find the disposition of the bridge.
    • Now we have sent one of the village's best scouts to gather further information, so that our village will be prepared for an attack.
    Example sentences
    • There are thirty fighters, two scouts, ten bombers, and three long range fighters.
    • We sent a picket ship as a scout, your government destroyed half of it, and stole all the remains.
    • Of course, that suggestion had been shot down faster than a Spectral scout.
    1.2 (look, search) (no plural/sin plural) to have a scout around (the area) explorar or recorrer la zona, hacer* un reconocimiento de la zona
    Example sentences
    • With a preliminary scout of the area and a sketch map, we were someway nearer as to understanding where everything was in relation to each other.
    • He fancied a scout round Victoria but I told him I preferred Wapping instead.
    • I want to have a quick scout round.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [Military/Militar] reconocer* el terreno 1.2 (search) to scout for sth andar* en busca de algo he was scouting for work andaba en busca de trabajo

Phrasal verbs

scout around

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
to scout around (for sth) buscar* (algo)

scout out

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento

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