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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycheck over
he/she/itchecks over
present participlechecking over
past tensechecked over
past participlechecked over

Related words

  1. 1
    same as check1 (sense 1)

    All written work should be checked over for spelling mistakes.

  2. 2
    check someone over to examine someone to find out whether there is anything wrong with them

    The nurse began checking him over.

See also main entry: check

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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