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English definition of “gauge”

gauge

verb [T]
 
 
/ɡeɪdʒ/
JUDGMENT to make a judgment about a situation or about what someone thinks or feels: [+ question word] It's impossible to gauge what her reaction will be.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
MEASURE to measure a distance, size, or amountCalculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionWeighing and measuring
(Definition of gauge verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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