gauge-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: form an estimate of a quantity; determine the measurement of by calculation

It takes a qualified organisation to gauge the scale of corruption at border crossing points.
I gauged the distance wrong in this photo resulting in bad lighting.
Lowe's gauged the success of their programs by their amount of sales.
I gauged the quantity of water going over the mill every minute.
He should have gauged the tank more often to prevent overflow.

VerbNet: estimate-34.2,price-54.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: gauge.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4

Sense Number 2: adapt to a specified measurement or proportion

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VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 5, 6