Definition of take stock in English:

take stock


  • Review or make an overall assessment of a particular situation, typically as a prelude to making a decision.

    ‘he needed a period of peace and quiet in order to take stock of his life’
    • ‘A team of Ministry of Agriculture today visited 10 villages to take stock of the draught-like situation and assess crop loss caused due to it.’
    • ‘The aim of strategic assessment is to take stock of the current business situation with a view to realizing the strategic intent.’
    • ‘Policy makers should take stock of the vulnerable situation and embark on a proactive and constructive approach to realise the virtues of Rule of Law and of egalitarian society.’
    • ‘I could imagine that any of these would cause air traffic control to pause for a few minutes to take stock of the situation and decide whether to proceed with caution.’
    • ‘It is time that we feel being a part of this huge churning and take stock of our situation with our own indigenous faculties and not borrowed or make-believe perceptions.’
    • ‘In accordance with its key decisions, the Forum has decided that a national level delegation would be soon visiting Gujarat to take stock of the situation.’
    • ‘Rather than worry about health, finances, official details and relationships at this point, it's best to take stock of situations and act now.’
    • ‘Times like these also remind us of the need to take stock of our overall financial picture, from insurance to record-keeping to wills.’
    • ‘As a military officer, I'm trained to take stock of my situation constantly.’
    • ‘You need to spend more time getting still and taking stock of your true feelings, dreams and concerns.’