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English definition of “scope sth/sb out”

scope sth/sb out

US informal phrasal verb with scope     /skəʊp/ US  /skoʊp/ verb
to look carefully to see if something or someone is interesting or attractive: We scoped out the local shops and facilities to see if it would be a good place to rent a flat.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
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