scope out : Idioms in English

scope out

To assess a situation
Usage:
Lionel wasn't sure if the park had a good trail for running, so he decided to stop by on his way home from work and scope it out before planning to meet his running partner there.

scope out in News

  • TiVo Bump Shows How Hedge Fund Lawyers Gain Edge in Court

    Tom Claps headed to Texas to scope out developments as TiVo Inc. (TIVO) ’s trial against Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility unit neared, with as much as $1 billion at stake over rights to digital-video-recorder technology.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

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