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check up

1. verb To check the status, condition, or wellbeing of someone or something through an inspection or visit. We need to check up on grandma and see how she is coping with all this snow. I just checked up on the baby, and he's still sleeping. Can you check up on the dryer and tell me if it's still running?
2. noun A visit to a doctor for an examination, often as part of routine monitoring (rather than for an acute condition or reason). In this usage, the phrase is often hyphenated. Oh, it's just my yearly check-up, nothing to worry about.
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check up (on someone or something)

to determine the state of someone or something. Please don't check up on me. I can be trusted. I see no need to check up.
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check up

see under check on.
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We conduct proper medical check ups of the passengers especially the ones who come from the other side of the border.
Will Hebson, who runs Wills of Caerwys in the town, gave over part of his shop to the Stroke Association who offered the check ups as part of their Action on Stroke campaign to reduce the number of strokes.
The statistics also revealed that fewer Hispanic and black men made routine medical care appointments than white men, and those with private insurance were more likely to attend regular check ups than those with none.
The free dental check-ups aim to spot signs of mouth cancer early, make people aware of the signs and symptoms of oral cancer and encourage people to attend regular dentist check ups.
A women's team of two general practitioners and four nurses from the medical centre also conducted free check ups for blood pressure and body mass index.
It is important to get regular check ups to prevent anemia and further kidney damage.