check-over

[ chek-oh-ver ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌoʊ vər /

noun

a thorough examination or investigation.

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Origin of check-over

noun use of verb phrase check over

Definition for check over (2 of 2)

Origin of check

1
1275–1325; Middle English chek, chekke (at chess) < Old French eschec (by aphesis), variant of eschac < Arabic shāh check (at chess) < Persian: literally, king (an exclamation: i.e., look out, your king is threatened); see shah

synonym study for check

1. See stop. 2. Check, curb, repress, restrain refer to putting a control on movement, progress, action, etc. Check implies arresting suddenly, halting or causing to halt: to check a movement toward reform. Curb implies the use of a means such as a chain, strap, frame, wall, etc., to guide or control or to force to stay within definite limits: to curb a horse. Repress, formerly meaning to suppress, now implies preventing the action or development that might naturally be expected: to repress evidence of excitement. Restrain implies the use of force to put under control, or chiefly, to hold back: to restrain a person from violent acts.

OTHER WORDS FROM check

check·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for check over

check
/ (tʃɛk) /

verb

noun

interjection

chess a call made to an opponent indicating that his king is in check
mainly US and Canadian an expression of agreement

Derived forms of check

checkable, adjective

Word Origin for check

C14: from Old French eschec a check at chess, hence, a pause (to verify something), via Arabic from Persian shāh the king! (in chess)
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Idioms and Phrases with check over (1 of 2)

check over

see check on.

Idioms and Phrases with check over (2 of 2)

check

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