size (someone/something) up

size (someone/something) up
Definition: to look at a person or situation in order to judge him/ her/ it in some way.
E.g.1: Before the fight he sized up his opponent and decided that he would probably win.
E.g.2: She sized the situation up and decided it would be better if she asked for help.
This phrasal verb can be separated. (E.g.2)

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