HyperDic: size_up

English > 1 sense of the expression size up:
VERBperceptionsize up, take stock, scrutinize, scrutiniseto look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
English > size up: 1 sense > verb 1, perception
MeaningTo look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymstake stock, scrutinize, scrutinise
Broaderexamine, seeobserve, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
See alsosizemake to a size
Spanishescrutar, escudriñar
Catalanefectuar l'escrutini, escodrinyar, escorcollar, escrutar, recacejar

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