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case out

slang To observe and examine someone or something, often to gain knowledge for a specific future purpose. A noun or pronoun can be used between "case" and "out." I cased my opponent out in preparation for the big fight. Judging from the security footage, those men cased out the shop hours before robbing it.
See also: case, out

case the joint

1. slang To observe a place in order to familiarize oneself with its workings in preparation for some criminal activity (often robbery). Judging from the security footage, those men cased the joint hours before robbing it.
2. slang By extension, to thoroughly examine a place. In this usage, no devious motive is implied. As soon as my kids walking into the hotel room, they started casing the joint, exclaiming about everything from the TV to the mini-fridge.
See also: case, joint

case someone or something out

Sl. to look someone or something over carefully, with a view to additional activity at a later time. He came into the room and cased all the lighting fixtures out. He cased out the fixtures to see which ones to replace. John cased the girls out.
See also: case, out

case the joint

 
1. Sl. to look over some place to figure out how to break in, what to steal, etc. (Underworld.) First of all you gotta case the joint to see where things are. You could see he was casing the joint the way he hung around.
2. Sl. to look a place over. The dog came in and cased the joint, sniffing out friends and foes. The old lady entered slowly, casing the joint for someone of her own age, and finally took a seat.
See also: case, joint

case the joint

reconnoitre a place before carrying out a robbery. informal
See also: case, joint

case the ˈjoint

(informal) look carefully around a building so that you can plan how to steal things from it at a later time: I saw two men here earlier. Do you think they were casing the joint?
See also: case, joint

case the joint

1. tv. to look over some place to figure out how to break in, what to steal, etc. (see also joint.) First of all you gotta case the joint to see where things are.
2. tv. to look a place over. (No criminal intent. From sense 1) The dog came in and cased the joint, sniffing out friends and foes.
See also: case, joint
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Vista becomes an integral part of a global organization with access to world class research and development, and support services that will strengthen our competitive position by improving upon our ability to offer the most innovative and effective casings solutions in the market.
The switch to British natural casings follows an earlier move in which the company had upgraded the products by exclusively purchasing pig meat from a single source and from carefully selected breeds of pig which delivered the best meat for making sausages.
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The following instructions are for use with the sausage-making attachments on stand mixers, such as the classic KitchenAid, and assume the use of natural casings.
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people had started to return to their houses, so I went as soon as I could to that neighborhood to search for more bullet casings," he said.
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The Company is the most innovative polymer and value adding casings supplier in the world with over 12,000 different products for a broad spectrum of applications, supplied to approximately 1,100 customers in over 80 countries.
The natural casings such as those coming from sheep and hogs will always have a bend.
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have discovered that to find damage in missile casings, it's best to give them a solid thwack.
A You'll end up with a better-looking floor if you slide the tiles under the casings like the pros do.
Deputies found 15 empty shell casings near the complex's wall.
As inductor designs changed and furnace sizes increased, there was the need to simplify the installation of the inductor refractory by allowing for form vibration of the inductor casings with an air-driven vibrator, which attached directly to the inductor case.