scout

Part of speech: verb

To follow and spy upon; act as a scout.

Part of speech: noun

A person sent out to get information, as of the position or strength of an enemy.

Part of speech: verb

To reject with disdain; spurn.

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Usage examples "scout":

  1. Never had the thought of the mountains and the lonely forest been so grateful to this scout before. - "Tom Slade with the Boys Over There", Percy K. Fitzhugh.
  2. His permanent dream was to be a pirate, or a pilot, or a bandit, or a trapper- scout; something gorgeous and active, where his word- his nod, even- constituted sufficient law. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine.
  3. " I am a scout," replied Harry. - "The Courier of the Ozarks", Byron A. Dunn.