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2: space or opportunity for unhampered motion, activity, or thought
3: extent of treatment, activity, or influence
4: range of operation: such as
a: the range of a logical operator : a string in predicate calculus that is governed by a quantifier
b: a grammatical constituent that determines the interpretation of a predicate or quantifier
: to look at especially for the purpose of evaluation —usually used with outEunice and I … strutted down the aisles, pretending we were looking for somewhere to sit.
Really we were just scoping the place out to see who was there.— Helene CooperWherever you go, scope out the situation carefully before you take off your dog's leash.— Donna-Lynn MusgraveIt abuts Wagner Park, where at twilight people watch softball and scope out the local talent.— Rob Spillman
2a: to view (something) with a telescope … atop a small hill that once held a mortar battery, two urban park rangers and twenty-five or so shivering visitors scoped the sky.— Ian FrazierIf scoping the stars isn't your thing, the ship also offers a rich array of on-board speakers, wine tastings, golf simulations and a casino to keep you busy.
— The Plainsman (Auburn University, Alabama)
b: to examine with an endoscope and especially an arthroscopePlayers on every pro team have been scoped, mostly their knees (about 80%) but also their shoulders, elbows, wrists.— Kostya KennedyHe went to the hospital with the thought that the knee would be scoped, a simple procedure, and he would be back in the lineup in about 10 days.— Leigh Montville
3: to equip with a scopea scoped rifle
: means (such as an instrument) for viewing or observing endoscopespectroscope