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size sth/sb up

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with size   /saɪz/ us  
to examine something or someone carefully and decide what you think about it, him, or her: We must size up the situation before we decide what to do. The two cats walked in circles around each other, sizing each other up.
Translations of “size sth/sb up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打量, 估計, 判斷…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打量, 估计, 判断…
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