Definitions for take stock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. size up, take stock, scrutinize, scrutinise(verb)

    to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

    "he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror"

  2. inventory, take stock, stock-take(verb)

    make or include in an itemized record or report

    "Inventory all books before the end of the year"


  1. take stock(Verb)

    To scrutinize or size up something; to assess a situation.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ashoor Ali:

    When we went to take stock of the state of the lake, what we noticed was shocking - a glacial lake on the verge of outburst.

  2. Andrew Barber:

    After years of over wading in fixed income, a lot of bonds investors are starting to take stock and pulling back in advance of these shifting policy moves.

  3. John Kerry:

    The meeting is calculated to take stock, number one, and to provide direction to our teams, number two, and to hopefully be able to accelerate the process to make greater progress.

  4. Matthew Carter:

    Everyone's time and effort has been focused on getting this across the line and now I guess we take stock of the situation and decide which way Renault want to jump, we'll see how Renault want to run things and what their plans are.

  5. Michael Daniel:

    The summit is really an opportunity for us to take stock of where we've been and where we need to go, since we are very much at an inflection point in terms of ensuring we can continue to have cyber space be a strategic for the United States.

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