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To measure something

measure

verb

to find the exact size, amount, speed etc of something using a special tool or special equipment

weigh

verb

to measure how heavy someone or something is

pace out

to measure a distance by counting the number of steps that you need to walk from one end of something to the other

clock

verb

to measure or record the speed at which a person or vehicle is travelling

fit out

to measure part of someone’s body in order to give them the right shoes or clothing

gauge

verb

to measure the amount of something, or its strength or speed, using a piece of equipment or a particular method

quantify

verb

to measure or describe something as a quantity

sound

verb

to measure the depth of an area of water such as a lake or the sea using special equipment

measure out

to take a particular amount of something from a larger amount

weigh out

to measure an exact amount of something

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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