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English definition of “scope sth/sb out”

scope sth/sb out

US informal
verb uk phrasal verb with scope   /skəʊp/ us    /skoʊp/
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.
(Definition of scope sth/sb out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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