Phrasal Verbs with 'Measure'

Measure against

Evaluate or judge by comparison

Example: The work doesn't look good if you MEASURE it AGAINST what our competitors have done.

Measure off

Measure something and mark the point where it ends or will be cut

Example: The tailor MEASURED OFF the material for my suit.

Measure off

Mark a length on something to cut it

Example: He MEASURED OFF a metre of the silk.

Measure out

Measure or weigh the amount needed

Example: He MEASURED OUT the flour for the bread.

Measure out

Weigh or measure an exact amount

Example: She MEASURED OUT a hundred grammes of the powder.

Measure up

Find the size of something

Example: The estate agent MEASURED UP all the rooms.

Measure up

Be good enough, meet the required standard

Example: She didn't MEASURE UP in her probationary period, so we didn't extend her contract.

Measure up

Be good enough

Example: They made her a director, but she didn't MEASURE UP.

Measure up

Find out the size of something

Example: They MEASURED UP the room.

Measure up to

Be good enough or worthy of something

Example: I hope to MEASURE UP TO the confidence you have in me.