size up

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To evaluate; to estimate or anticipate the magnitude, difficulty, or strength of something

Before we can begin to size up the problem, we'll need more information.

If you size up a person or situation, you carefully look at the person or think about the situation, so that you can decide how to act. Some US manufacturers have been sizing up the UK as a possible market for their clothes He spent the evening sizing me up intellectually
{f} assess; try to figure out; check something out in order to make a judgment about it
to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail; "he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
size someone up
Form an estimate or rough judgement of someone
To identify a problem and assess the potential consequences Initially, a size-up is the responsibility of the first officer to arrive at the scene of an emergency Size-ups continue throughout the response phase and continuously update the status of the incident, evaluate the hazards present, determine the size of the affected area as well as whether the area can be isolated A size-up also determined if a staging area will be needed and where it should be located to allow for the best flow of personnel and equipment See also Incident Command System
To evaluate a fire to determine a course of action for fire suppression
An analysis or evaluation of the overall fire situation for determining control action to take The present and potential behavior of the fire is an important and necessary step
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    /ˈsīz ˈəp/ /ˈsaɪz ˈʌp/


    [ 'sIz ] (noun.) 13th century. Middle English sise assize, from Middle French, from Old French, short for assise; more at ASSIZE.

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