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English definition of “case”

case

verb     /keɪs/ slang
case the joint to look at a place with the intention of stealing from it later: He looked around shiftily, as if he was casing the joint.StealingUsing the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
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