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 Dictionary entry overview: What does size up mean? 

SIZE UP (verb)
  The verb SIZE UP has 1 sense:

1. to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

  Familiarity information: SIZE UP used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SIZE UP (verb)

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To look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling


scrutinise; scrutinize; size up; take stock

Context example:

he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror

Hypernyms (to "size up" is one way to...):

examine; see (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

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