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verb [transitive] mainly American informal scope pronunciation in British English /skəʊp/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyscope
he/she/itscopes
present participlescoping
past tensescoped
past participlescoped

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    to examine someone or something carefully
    We need to scope the competition before we open a new business.

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