scope out

phrasal verb
scoped out; scoping out; scopes out

Definition of scope out

US, informal
: to look at (someone or something) especially in order to get information They scoped out the area before setting up the tent. Players were scoping out the competition. He wants to scope out all of the possibilities before deciding what to do.

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“Scope out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scope%20out. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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