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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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These 'one-sizefits-all check ups' will be replaced with checks that are 'new, intelligent, predictive'.
In Dubai, the check ups will be available at Deira City Centre,
Car dealerships and retailers in the UAE will be offering free car check ups in honour of the Year of Tolerance.
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.
Any shoppers who spent AED 150 or more at any of the participating stores at the mall also received a special present to help them say their own thanks to their mother.AaIn collaboration with Gulf Medical Centre, the mall also organised a stand for all mums to give free health check ups. Healthcare workers were on hand to educate women shoppers and spread awareness about breast cancer, cervical cancer and breast feeding as well as counsel them on overall health.
Women should ideally visit their gynaecologist on an annual basis; the prime reason would be for regular check ups, smears and contraceptive advice.
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.
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.
'We will be offering check ups, including blood pressure tests next to Lloyds chemists.'