on the lookout for

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

lookout play
  1. : one engaged in keeping watch : watchman

  2. : an elevated place or structure affording a wide view for observation

  3. : a careful looking or watching

  1. : to take care or concern oneself


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