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American English: /skaʊt/
British English: /skaʊt/

Translation of scout in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (person)
    explorador, (-dora) (masculine, feminine)
    patrulla (feminine) de reconocimiento
    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) 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

  • 1.1 (Military)
    reconocer el terreno
    1.2 (search) See examples:to scout for something
    andar en busca de algo
    he was scouting for work
    andaba en busca de trabajo
    Example sentences
    • I scouted for evidence of a stuck or injured fox, but found nothing.
    • In fact, that was the Congress' Achilles heel as it scouted for more supporters.
    • The policy should simplify the funding process for film-makers who previously had to scout around for money from various departments project by project.
    Example sentences
    • Quickly flicking the C stick down will activate the gadget, and it often comes in quite handy while scouting for enemy soldiers.
    • As fire burned from where the bunkers once stood, Joe's remaining troops went ahead to scout for any enemy forces left.
    • Clement halted his army and signaled for his scout to ride ahead of the army to scout for enemies ahead.

Phrasal verbs

scout around

verb + adverb
to scout around (for something)

scout out

verb + adverb + object

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