Phrasal Verbs

size up

This page is about the phrasal verb size up


to observe carefully and then form an opinion about a person or a situation


assess, appraise (formal)

For example

  • size sb/sth up We were sizing you up from the moment you walked in for your job interview.

  • size up sb/sth The boxers spent most of the first round sizing up each other.

Quick Quiz

Someone who is good at sizing people up must be

a. very big

b. very entertaining

c. very observant

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