[ chek-uhp ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌʌp /


a comprehensive physical examination: He went to the doctor for a checkup.
an examination or close scrutiny, as for verification, accuracy, or comparison: They gave the motor a checkup.

Origin of checkup

1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for checkup

/ (ˈtʃɛkˌʌp) /


an examination to see if something is in order
med a medical examination, esp one taken at regular intervals to verify a normal state of health or discover a disease in its early stages

verb check up

(intr, adverb sometimes foll by on) to investigate or make an inquiry into (a person's character, evidence, etc), esp when suspicions have been aroused
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Medical definitions for checkup

[ chĕkŭp′ ]


An examination or inspection.
A general physical examination.
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