check over

phrasal verb

checked over; checking over; checks over
: to look at (something or someone) in a careful way to find problems, mistakes, etc.
checking the new cars over
The doctors checked him over for bruises.
Be sure to check over each item on the list for any mistakes.

Examples of check over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than 68,000 illegally trafficked firearms in the U.S. came through unlicensed dealers who aren’t required to perform background checks over a five-year period, according to new data released Thursday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives. Lindsay Whitehurst, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2024 As part of that expansion, families received half of the CTC in monthly checks over six months, providing them with as much as $300 per child for each of those months. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 11 Mar. 2024 Lopez was required to make visible cell checks every 15 minutes but missed 10 checks over a nearly six-hour period. Elliot Hughes, Journal Sentinel, 5 Jan. 2024 Mozilla also maintains other checks over its commercial wing. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 5 Dec. 2023 The rules state no separate checks, no reservations, no parties greater than four, automatic 18% gratuities on checks over $75 and no modifications to any item, including accommodations for allergies. Daysia Tolentino, NBC News, 31 Oct. 2023 Those who have worked to remove the bodies of hundreds of Palestinian militants killed in the assault say that corpses are first checked over by bomb squads to make sure there are no hidden explosives. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2023 Inside the building, Roberts and the massage therapist were greeted by an employee, who checked over their paperwork. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 Ford wants a profit-sharing formula that would have resulted in 21% smaller checks over the last two years. Detroit Free Press, 8 Sep. 2023

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“Check over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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