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gauge

2 verb
     
Related topics: Measurement
gauge2 [transitive]
1 to judge how people feel about something or what they are likely to do
gauge whether/what/how etc
It is difficult to gauge what the other party's next move will be.
I looked at Chris, trying to gauge his reaction.
2TM to measure or calculate something by using a particular instrument or method:
The thermostat will gauge the temperature and control the heat.

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