on the lookout for
Lookout Look"out`, n. 1. A careful looking or watching for any object or event. [1913 Webster]

2. The place from which such observation is made. [1913 Webster]

3. A person engaged in watching; a sentinel; a sentry. [1913 Webster]

4. Object or duty of forethought and care; responsibility. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{on the lookout for} in search of; looking for. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • on the lookout for — looking or searching for (something or someone) An avid shopper, she was always on the lookout for sales. The police are on the lookout for two men who escaped from custody yesterday. • • • Main Entry: ↑lookout …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the lookout for — Synonyms and related words: after, agape, agog, all agog, anticipant, anticipating, anticipative, anticipatory, awaiting, certain, confident, delving, digging, eager, expectant, expecting, fishing, forearmed, forestalling, forewarned, gaping,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • be on the lookout for — phrase to be watching carefully in order to find, obtain, or avoid someone or something Police in Brighton are on the lookout for a gang of car thieves. Thesaurus: to watch someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: lookout * * * be on the lookout… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) on the lookout (for somebody) — be on the ˈlookout (for sb/sth) | keep a ˈlookout (for sb/sth) idiom (informal) to watch carefully for sb/sth in order to avoid danger, etc. or in order to find sth you want • The public should be on the lookout for symptoms of the disease.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) on the lookout (for something) — be on the ˈlookout (for sb/sth) | keep a ˈlookout (for sb/sth) idiom (informal) to watch carefully for sb/sth in order to avoid danger, etc. or in order to find sth you want • The public should be on the lookout for symptoms of the disease.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be on the lookout for — to be watching carefully in order to find, obtain, or avoid someone or something Police in Brighton are on the lookout for a gang of car thieves …   English dictionary

  • be on the lookout for — ► be on the lookout (or keep a lookout) for 1) be alert to. 2) keep searching for. Main Entry: ↑lookout …   English terms dictionary

  • on the lookout — {adj. phr.} Watching closely. * /The little boy was on the lookout for his father./ * /Forest rangers are always on the lookout for forest fires./ * /The doctor is on the lookout for a new secretary./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the lookout — {adj. phr.} Watching closely. * /The little boy was on the lookout for his father./ * /Forest rangers are always on the lookout for forest fires./ * /The doctor is on the lookout for a new secretary./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ the\ lookout — adj. phr. Watching closely. The little boy was on the lookout for his father. Forest rangers are always on the lookout for forest fires. The doctor is on the lookout for a new secretary …   Словарь американских идиом

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