Last modified on 1 June 2014, at 15:17

take stock

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take stock (third-person singular simple present takes stock, present participle taking stock, simple past took stock, past participle taken stock)

  1. To scrutinize or size up something; to assess a situation.
    • Leslie Stephen
      At the outset of any inquiry it is proper to take stock of the results obtained by previous explorers of the same field.

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