take stock

verb
1. to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail (Freq. 1)
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he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror

Syn: ↑size up, ↑scrutinize, ↑scrutinise
Derivationally related forms: ↑scrutiniser (for: ↑scrutinise), ↑scrutiny (for: ↑scrutinise), ↑scrutinizer (for: ↑scrutinize), ↑scrutiny (for: ↑scrutinize)
Hypernyms: ↑examine, ↑see
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

2. make or include in an itemized record or report
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Inventory all books before the end of the year

Syn: ↑inventory, ↑stock-take
Derivationally related forms: ↑inventorying (for: ↑inventory)
Hypernyms: ↑list
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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take stock (
stock

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review or make an overall assessment of a particular situation, typically as a prelude to making a decision

he needed a period of peace and quiet in order to take stock of his life

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take stock
: to carefully think about something in order to make a decision about what to do next

We need to take stock and formulate a plan.

— often + of

We should take stock of our finances.

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Main Entry:stock

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • take stock — {v. phr.} 1. To count exactly the items of merchandise or supplies in stock; take inventory. * /The grocery store took stock every week on Monday mornings./ 2. To study carefully a situation, or a number of possibilities or opportunities. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take stock — {v. phr.} 1. To count exactly the items of merchandise or supplies in stock; take inventory. * /The grocery store took stock every week on Monday mornings./ 2. To study carefully a situation, or a number of possibilities or opportunities. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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