Scouting
Scout Scout, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scouting}.] 1. To observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout. [1913 Webster]

Take more men, And scout him round. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

2. To pass over or through, as a scout; to reconnoiter; as, to scout a country. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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