[ chek-oh-ver ]

  1. a thorough examination or investigation.

Origin of check-over

Noun use of verb phrase check over

Words Nearby check-over Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use check-over in a sentence

  • Dan, Chips and Brad, who were to help Mr. Holloway with the cooking that night, remained behind to check over supplies.

  • He shoved the check over to the banker and was out of the room before anybody could say anything.

    The Boy Grew Older | Heywood Broun
  • His twenty-four to windward held an absolute check over the supposed thirty-four unengaged, of the enemy.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
  • One man turned up in Bootstrap with radiation burns, but he had not offered himself for check over at the hospital.

    Space Platform | Murray Leinster
  • The shift brought out by the busses was going through the check-over process in the incoming screen room.

    Space Platform | Murray Leinster

Other Idioms and Phrases with check-over


see check on.

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