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Definition of scope verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scope
    he / she / it scopes
    past simple scoped
    -ing form scoping
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  1. 1scope something (informal) to look at or examine something thoroughly His eyes scoped the room, trying to spot her in the crowd.
  2. 2scope something (out) to examine something carefully before you start work on it so that you know the size of the task The information helped us scope the project. They had already scoped out project needs and costs.
  3. Phrasal Verbsscope somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scope

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