scope out

scope out
scope out [phrasal verb]
scope (someone or something) out or scope out (someone or something) US, informal : to look at (someone or something) especially in order to get information

They scoped out [=checked out] the area before setting up the tent.

Players were scoping out the competition.

He wants to scope out [=consider, examine] all of the possibilities before deciding what to do.

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Main Entry:scope

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  • scope — I UK [skəʊp] / US [skoʊp] noun [uncountable] ** 1) the things that a particular activity, organization, subject, etc deals with in scope: The new law is limited in scope. beyond/outside the scope of someone/something: These issues are beyond the… …   English dictionary

  • scope of employment — scope of employment: the range of conduct and activity within which an employee can reasonably be considered to be carrying out the business of his or her employer workers compensation for injuries arising out of the course and scope of… …   Law dictionary

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