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on suss

old-fashioned slang On suspicion (of being guilty of something). Primarily heard in UK. We picked up three youths on suss of robbing a local newsagent.
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suss out

1. To determine, discover, or come to understand something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "suss" and "out." I spent the entire class trying to suss out the meaning of the poem, but I just couldn't get it. It took him a little while, but he sussed it out eventually. We've sent our best operatives to suss the enemy's intentions out.
2. To observe and form an opinion about or estimation of someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "suss" and "out." I strolled around the arena sussing out the competition. I always insist on test-driving a car to suss it out before I'm willing to spend any money.
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suss someone out

Sl. to try to figure someone out. I can't seem to suss Tom out. What a strange guy. I don't have any luck sussing out people I don't know well.
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on suss

on suspicion of having committed a crime. British informal
Suss is an abbreviation of suspicion , earlier and more correctly spelled sus . Until its abolition in 1981 , a law nicknamed the sus law allowed the police to arrest a person on the suspicion that they were likely to commit a crime.
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suss out

v. Slang
1. To infer or discover something; figure something out: The spy sussed out our plans before we began. I don't know his intentions, but I plan to suss them out.
2. To study and evaluate someone; size someone up: They sussed me out and decided I was trustworthy. She's good at sussing out people who apply for the job.
See also: out, suss

suss someone out

(ˈsəs...)
tv. to try to figure someone out. I can’t seem to suss Tom out. What a strange guy.
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A proper crew is essential to a search and destroy mission, where no one is content with waiting for others to suss it out.
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