What does take stock mean?

Definitions for take stock

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word take stock.

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of take stock in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of take stock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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. Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos:

    We will take stock of the situation on May 12. Should we see no success by then we will not hesitate to create requirements so that border controls in Europe can be extended.

  4. 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.

  5. New Zealander Nobilo:

    The Masters is the first major of the year and the time when we take stock of where the game is, anyone born post-1980, like the players, will still notice Tiger's non participation.

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