scope something out

scope something out
ˌscope sthˈout derived
to look at sth carefully in order to see what it is like
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • scope sb out — UK US scope sth/sb out Phrasal Verb with scope({{}}/skəʊp/ verb ► to look carefully to see if something or someone is interesting or attractive: »If you d like to scope the building out ahead of time, you ll need to make a reservation …   Financial and business terms

  • scope sth out — UK US scope sth/sb out Phrasal Verb with scope({{}}/skəʊp/ verb ► to look carefully to see if something or someone is interesting or attractive: »If you d like to scope the building out ahead of time, you ll need to make a reservation …   Financial and business terms

  • check something out — (informal) 1 the police checked out dozens of leads: INVESTIGATE, look into, enquire into, probe, research, examine, go over; assess, weigh up, analyse …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • out — [out] adv. [ME < OE ut, akin to ON út, Ger aus < IE base * ud , up, up away > Sans úd , L us(que)] 1. a) away from, forth from, or removed from a place, position, or situation [they live ten miles out] b) away from home [to go out for… …   English World dictionary

  • scope — scope1 W3 [skəup US skoup] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Italian; Origin: scopo purpose , from Greek skopos] 1.) [U] the range of things that a subject, activity, book etc deals with scope of ▪ the need to define the scope of the investigation ▪ measures …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scope — scope1 [ skoup ] noun uncount ** 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 scope of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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 — 1 noun (U) 1 the range of things that a subject, activity, book etc deals with: a repertoire of extraordinary scope | beyond/within the scope of: The politics of the country is really beyond the scope of a tourist book like this. | widen/broaden… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • scope sb/sth out — UK US scope sth/sb out Phrasal Verb with scope({{}}/skəʊp/ verb ► to look carefully to see if something or someone is interesting or attractive: »If you d like to scope the building out ahead of time, you ll need to make a reservation …   Financial and business terms

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