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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

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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.
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.
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.
Even our basic check ups are personalised to the company in question as there are a huge number of other points and can take from half a day to two days.
The commission estimated the annual cost to the NHS of unnecessary check ups and treatment was pounds 150m in England and pounds 8m in Wales.
Moreover, Medicare provides no reimbursement for check ups, and in 22 states, Medicaid also refuses to pay.
My advice to car owners is to read the owner's manual and follow the recommended service check ups - especially following winter driving months," said Michael Lavoie, 2006 NAPA Technician of the Year and owner of Lavoie's NAPA AutoCare Center in Haverhill, N.
Abu Dhabi: More than 60 students from the Future Centre for Special Needs were given free medical check ups by specialists from the Gulf Diagnostic Centre Hospital, an initiative organised in celebration of Autisim Awareness Month.
We conduct proper medical check ups of the passengers especially the ones who come from the other side of the border.
We will be offering check ups, including blood pressure tests next to Lloyds chemists.
Dubai Dubai Municipality on Wednesday launched a new health campaign under the slogan "Together for a healthier lifestyle" that provides free medical check ups and consultations for walkers.
Volkswagen Middle East aims to rotate the Service Clinic every two years across all 11 markets it covers in the region providing visual check ups and diagnosis for all models.