- to look at or over; examine; check out: a rock musician scoping out the audience before going on stage.
- to master; figure out: By the time we'd scoped out the problem, it was too late.
Origin of scope
synonym study for scope
OTHER WORDS FROM scopescopeless, adjective
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Origin of -scope
How to use scope in a sentence
Special praise goes to Kudrow for the way she broadened the scope of Valerie Cherish in Season 2.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most of the actions taken by prior presidents were more limited in size, scope and benefits.
The story of Alstory Simon has all the scope and scale, the cruel reversals, and pointless waste of proper tragedy.Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project|Jacob Siegel|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We are talking a very broad scope here,” one senior committee staff member said.
I mean, most people on here are literally openly hoping for the leaks to continue and expand in scope and scale.‘The Fappening’ Perpetuators Have a J.Law Come-to-Jesus Moment and ‘Cower With Shame’|Marlow Stern|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not only do children thus of themselves extend the scope of our commands, they show a disposition to make rules for themselves.Children's Ways|James Sully
What are these numerous Acts of Parliament and what are their objects, scope, and intentions?
Curt as is the cable it has yet scope to show up a little more of our great K.'s outfit.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
A few words will suffice to explain the general scope of those alterations.
On reaching the front the volunteer captain soon found scope for his pencil.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison