scope out

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scope out (third-person singular simple present scopes out, present participle scoping out, simple past and past participle scoped out)

  1. (idiomatic, informal) To examine; to scout; to investigate
    Synonyms: check out
    The conference starts on the 12th, but the building will be open on the 11th if you want to scope out the room ahead of time.
    • 2017 July 23, Brandon Nowalk, “The great game begins with a bang on Game Of Thrones (newbies)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Everything basically winds up the way you’d expect, with Jon heading to Dragonstone to scope out Dany while Cersei more or less successfully marshals some Tyrell bannermen and some Qyburn inventions for the defense of King’s Landing. But it doesn’t feel like a foregone conclusion.