case - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] very informal 

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/keɪs/
present tense
I/you/we/theycase
he/she/itcases
present participlecasing
past tensecased
past participlecased
  1. if a criminal cases a place, such as a bank, they watch it and look around it to help them plan their crime

    He saw McVeigh casing the Oklahoma City federal building before it was bombed.