check on

phrasal verb

checked on; checking on; checks on
: to look at or examine (someone or something) to see if there are any problems
The nurse checked on the patients regularly.
: to look for information about (someone or something) : to find out the truth about (someone or something) by getting information
The police are checking on him.
I asked the waiter to check on my order.

Examples of check on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Residents at the home told a police officer that nobody had checked on Mr. Polk for about two days, according to a police report. Jack Healy, New York Times, 11 Nov. 2023 Enlarge Mercedes-Benz Had this been a real-life collision, the state of the cars would give anyone on the scene pause before checking on the occupants. Alex Kalogiannis, Ars Technica, 6 Nov. 2023 While Valentine’s death matches are also scripted, with an emcee to introduce the wrestlers and a referee who keeps the crowd back and checks on potentially serious injuries, there are less limits on drawing blood or using weapons. Joshua Needelman, Curbed, 1 Nov. 2023 Welcome to the Lakers newsletter, a weekly check on the state of the team — a job that’s getting easier now that the games are starting to actually count. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 31 Oct. 2023 Elie was troubled, though, and rang to check on her the next morning. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Oct. 2023 Two days earlier, officers checking on her at the behest of her sister knocked on the apartment's door and left after there was no answer, according to the report. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 31 Oct. 2023 Other residents traveled by foot or car to check on relatives and friends. Isabel Debre, Julia Frankel, and Sam Magdy, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Oct. 2023 The suicide deaths of four current and former Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department employees over a 24-hour span have prompted a plea from Sheriff Robert Luna urging deputies to check on the well-being of their colleagues and friends. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Check on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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