"scouts" in the noun sense
1. lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout, picket
a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
a Boy Scout or Girl Scout
3. scout, talent scout
someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)
4. scout, pathfinder, guide
someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
"scouts" in the verb sense
1. scout, reconnoiter, reconnoitre
explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
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