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(Entry 1 of 2)

a close look at or over someone or something in order to judge condition
  • gave the car a good scan to see if it was worth buying

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to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition)
  • scanned the manuscript carefully for any overlooked errors

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scrutinize, scan, inspect, examine mean to look at or over. scrutinize stresses close attention to minute detail. scrutinized the hospital bill scan implies a surveying from point to point often suggesting a cursory overall observation. scanned the wine list inspect implies scrutinizing for errors or defects. inspected my credentials examine suggests a scrutiny in order to determine the nature, condition, or quality of a thing. examined the specimens

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