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    'on the lookup', 'on the look-up' or 'on the look out'

    The sentence is: Police have broadcast a warning to be on the [........] for Raymond Leman, foreman of the jury which convicted James M. Johnston.
    I think that the word within brackets should be 'lookup', or maybe 'look up' or 'look-up', but could it be 'look out'? (Police are in search of Mr. Leman, because they suspect he's a murderer)

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    Re: 'on the lookup', 'on the look-up' or 'on the look out'

    not a teacher

    The correct form is "… on the lookout for Raymond…".

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    Re: 'on the lookup', 'on the look-up' or 'on the look out'

    In this context, does lookout mean that they are searching him?
    I thought that look-up was closest to that idea.

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    Re: 'on the lookup', 'on the look-up' or 'on the look out'

    Look out does not mean search. It means to keep an eye out/keep watch for something without going around looking for it.
    Last edited by tedmc; 02-Sep-2015 at 08:41.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: 'on the lookup', 'on the look-up' or 'on the look out'

    Quote Originally Posted by gamboler View Post
    In this context, does lookout mean that they are searching for him? Yes.
    I thought that look-up was closest to that idea. No, it isn't.
    Bhai.

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