spy out the land Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “spy out the land” in the English Dictionary

"spy out the land" in British English

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spy out the land

If you spy out the ​land, you ​try to get ​knowledge of something before you do something: We ​drove around the ​area where ​our new ​house is to spy out the ​land.
(Definition of spy out the land from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spy out the land”
in Chinese (Simplified) 事先摸清情况…
in Chinese (Traditional) 事先探清楚情況…
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