English version

size somebody/something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsize somebody/something ↔ up phrasal verbJUDGEto look at or consider a person or situation and make a judgment about them syn assess It only took a few seconds for her to size up the situation. size→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
size upOver time, our average order size is going up.They stood looking at one another like two cats sizing each other up.Of single size with metal up and over door.It was partly for a story, and partly to size the paper up as competition or business.Most are in primary schools where the average class size has shot up from 26.1 to 28.8 in two years.He had sized me up, he later explained, and had decided to take me under his wing.But what they lack in size they make up in numbers.This consisted of drawing on graph paper ten figures of slightly varying geometric size, made up of squares.
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Verb table
size
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysize
he, she, itsizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sized
he, she, ithas sized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill size
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sizing
he, she, itis sizing
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you, we, theyare sizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas sizing
you, we, theywere sizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sizing
he, she, ithas been sizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sizing
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