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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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getting people involved in actively encouraging their family and friends to the check-up points, thereby creating a movement of sorts.
The check-up is a detailed study of the reliability
He said the check-up might take longer than at a dentist's surgery and patients needing crown or bridge work were not suitable.
We have to convince people that it is better in the long run to get the check-up and catch diseases early.
Following the check-up, the pharmacist will provide ongoing services to optimize the patient's medication therapy.
The study published in the journal BMJ Open claims data included information on the dates of consultations and treatments, while the check-ups included measurements of weight (BMI) and waist circumference, and the results of tests for blood chemistry, urine, and liver function.
Additionally, the clinic hopes having the clinic conveniently located in the mall will drive people to get the check-ups they need by removing the inconvenience of high costs or long drives, capstoneclinic.
Results of the check-ups will be available within one week, down from one month.
Registration for the check-ups, to be held in Dubai and Sharjah, can be made by calling 065658867.
The check-ups varied from basic screening tests to a more comprehensive and in-depth programme to assess individual health concerns.
The check-ups are free but admission will cost pounds 1.
Dr Ikram said in addition to the check-ups and health lectures, there are competitions and prizes for the workers as well as refreshments.
The check-ups are being held in collaboration with Bahrain Financing Company and KIMS.
The check-ups will allow advisors to provide thorough assessments of the policies of organisations, as well as advice for trustees and board directors.