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[chek-uhp] /ˈtʃɛkˌʌp/

a comprehensive physical examination:
He went to the doctor for a checkup.
an examination or close scrutiny, as for verification, accuracy, or comparison:
They gave the motor a checkup.
an examination to see if something is in order
(med) a medical examination, esp one taken at regular intervals to verify a normal state of health or discover a disease in its early stages
(intransitive, adverb) sometimes foll by on. to investigate or make an inquiry into (a person’s character, evidence, etc), esp when suspicions have been aroused

also check-up, “careful examination,” 1921, American English, from check (v.) + up (adv.), on notion of a checklist of things to be examined. The verbal phrase check up (on) is attested from 1889.

checkup check·up (chěk’ŭp’)


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