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examine (one) for (something)
To look closely at someone or something in search of something in particular. Please examine the patient in bed one for signs of infection.
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examine someone or something for something
to inspect someone or something for the presence of something. I examined the child for signs of abuse. You had better examine this dog for ticks. Don't forget to examine yourself for ticks after you return from the hike.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.