scope out

Definition of scope out

US, informal

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  intention, object

    :  space or opportunity for unhampered motion, activity, or thought

    :  extent of treatment, activity, or influence

  1. :  any of various instruments for viewing: such as

    :  microscope

    :  telescope

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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