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checkup

[chek-uhp] /ˈtʃɛkˌʌp/
noun
1.
a comprehensive physical examination:
He went to the doctor for a checkup.
2.
an examination or close scrutiny, as for verification, accuracy, or comparison:
They gave the motor a checkup.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check up
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  • Regular dental checkups and professional teeth cleaning as required.
British Dictionary definitions for checkups

checkup

/ˈtʃɛkˌʌp/
noun
1.
an examination to see if something is in order
2.
(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
verb
3.
(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
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Word Origin and History for checkups

checkup

n.

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.

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checkups in Medicine

checkup check·up (chěk'ŭp')
n.

  1. An examination or inspection.

  2. A general physical examination.

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