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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycheck on
he/she/itchecks on
present participlechecking on
past tensechecked on
past participlechecked on
  1. to look at someone or something so that you are certain they are safe, satisfactory, etc.

    I sent Michael to check on the kids.

    The boss arrived to check on our progress.

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