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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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Compulsory periodic check ups like mammogram after the after the age of 35 for all women and periodic medical check ups for men can also help detect this disease early so that it can be controlled.
We conduct proper medical check ups of the passengers especially the ones who come from the other side of the border.
In Dubai, the check ups will be available at Deira City Centre,
FREE blood pressure check ups were on offer on Saturday morning courtesy of volunteers at the Stroke Association.
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.