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verb [transitive] inspect pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈspekt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinspect
he/she/itinspects
present participleinspecting
past tenseinspected
past participleinspected
  1. 1
    to look at something carefully in order to check that it is correct or good enough

    Engineers will inspect the site later today.

    inspect something closely/carefully/thoroughly:

    Make sure you inspect the goods carefully as soon as you receive them.

    inspect something for something:

    The young plants are regularly inspected for disease and insects.

    1. a.
      to look at something carefully

      She bent down to inspect the stain on the rug.

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