size sth/sb up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “size sth/sb up” in the English Dictionary

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size sth/sb up

phrasal verb with size uk   us   /saɪz/ verb [T]
to ​examine something or someone ​carefully and ​decide what you ​think about it, him, or her: Voters are still ​sizing up the ​candidates. The two ​catswalked in ​circles around each other, ​sizing each other up.
(Definition of size sth/sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “size sth/sb up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 打量, 估计, 判断…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打量, 估計, 判斷…
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