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  • v. determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of


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  • Having learned the composition of the hexameter, which is the easiest of all verses, I had the patience to measure out the greater part of Virgil into feet and quantity, and whenever I was dubious whether a syllable was long or short, immediately consulted my Virgil.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • You crank this weasel to measure out how much yarn you’ve spun—it keeps track by counting the number of clicks it makes, one click for a certain number of crankings.


  • Volunteers work in teams to measure out the ingredients into bags, weigh and heat-seal bags and pack completed meals into boxes for shipping. News


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