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scope in

To look through a telescopic sight, especially on a long-distance firearm, such as a sniper rifle. There are snipers scoping in from the rooftops. Whenever I play the game, I always encounter a glitch where enemies briefly vanish as soon as I scope in.
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scope on (one)

slang To regard or look at one with sexual attraction or interest. He spent the whole date scoping on other girls, so, no, I don't think it went very well. There's some girl at the bar scoping on you, Chris—you should go over and talk to her.
See also: on, scope

scope out

1. To make a preliminary investigation, inspection, or analysis of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scope" and "out." We need to scope out some locations for the music video this weekend. Someone's gotta scope the joint out before we can hit it.
2. verb, slang To look with interest at someone who one finds attractive. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scope" and "out." He spent the whole date scoping out other girls, so, no, I don't think it went very well. There's some girl at the bar scoping you out, Chris—you should go over and talk to her.
See also: out, scope
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scope (on) someone

Sl. to evaluate a member of the opposite sex visually. He scoped every girl who came in the door. He wouldn't like it if somebody scoped on him. Or would he?

scope someone or something out

Sl. to look someone or something over; to check someone or something out. Hey, scope the new car out! Dave was scoping out all the girls.
See also: out, scope
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

scope out

v.
To make a preliminary inspection of something: The crew scoped out possible locations for the movie. Before the thieves robbed the bank, they spent weeks scoping it out.
See also: out, scope
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

scope (on) someone

tv. & in. to evaluate a member of the opposite sex visually. He scoped every girl who came in the door.
See also: on, scope, someone

scope someone

verb
See also: scope, someone

scope someone out

tv. to look someone over; to check someone out. Dave was scoping out all the girls.
See also: out, scope, someone
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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