The “brothers” wanted to know if Loewen was willing to scout out targets, possibly even plant bombs.
Shahlai may have recruited his dual-national cousin to scout out the mission without the approval of his superiors.
He runs up the hill to scout out the best patch of trees and rocks.
As the battle drums beat louder and louder, we scout out the field.
The brokers then scout out potential “crew members” who can earn substantial discounts for working the journey.
Next day we made a scout out west of Hackberry, and found thousands of buffaloes.
But he thought what a pity it was that some one had not made a scout out of Big Tom.
Rejeb sent a scout out on each flank to worm his way towards the enemy and discover what he was about.
Tomorrow he would take a long hike around the new world, scout out the fur and game, plan his trap-line and pick cabin sites.
But he knew that he would have to take things slowly, to scout out the land and plan accordingly.
late 14c., "observe or explore as a scout, travel in search of information," from Old French escouter "to listen, heed" (Modern French écouter), from Latin auscultare "to listen to, give heed to" (see auscultate). Related: Scouted; scouting.
"to reject with scorn," 1710, earlier "to mock" (c.1600), of Scandinavian origin (cf. Old Norse skuta, skute "to taunt"), probably from a source related to shout (v.). Related: Scouted; scouting; scoutingly.
"person who scouts, one sent out to gain information," 1550s, from scout (v.1). Boy Scout is from 1908. Scout's honor attested from 1908.