size up

verb
sized up; sizing up; sizes up

Definition of size up

transitive verb

: to form a judgment of size up the situation

First Known Use of size up

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of size up was in 1884

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“Size up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/size%20up. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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