scope out

phrasal verb

scoped out; scoping out; scopes 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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