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    In this sentence what does scoping hallway mean?

    I was so lost in thought that I wasn’t scoping the hallway.

    Did the speaker forget that he's in hallway because of thinking?

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    Re: scoping hallway

    No, not quite.
    Here "scoping" is the intransitive verb "to scope".
    It's very informal and it means to look at carefully; to scan.
    Example: they watched him scoping the room, looking for Michael.

    In your sentence, the speaker was so engrossed in thought that he forgot he was to closely observe the hallway.

    John

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    Re: scoping hallway

    All right I got it, thank you very much :D

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