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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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He said that the check up would look at issues such as physical security of computer systems, how passwords are used and whether there is an effective email policy in place.
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 check ups and consultations were offered by the medical staff of the Clinic and Medical Services Section of the Public Health Services Department of the Municipality in collaboration with doctors and specialists from outside the municipality.