checkup

noun
check·​up | \ ˈchek-ˌəp \

Definition of checkup

: examination especially : a general physical examination

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Examples of checkup in a Sentence

She goes for a checkup every year. The doctor gave me a checkup. She brought in her car for a 30,000-mile checkup.
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With the exception of orthopedist appointments for knee pain, those waits were for healthy checkups, the lowest medical priority. Scott W. Atlas, WSJ, "The False Promise of ‘Medicare for All’," 12 Nov. 2018 But some doctors include exercise stress tests as part of routine checkups, or as a safety check in people before certain surgeries. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "Some reasons not to rush into open-heart surgery," 26 Feb. 2018 The issue of executive health has taken on new urgency as President Donald Trump prepares to undergo his first checkup as commander-in-chief. Fortune, "President Trump Is Getting a Physical Exam. Is Your CEO Doing the Same?," 12 Jan. 2018 At a four- or six-week checkup, you may be cleared to have intercourse again. Kavin Senapathy, SELF, "You Can Probably Have Sex 6 Weeks After Giving Birth—But You Don’t Have to. And it Might Suck," 17 Aug. 2018 With a long future of skin cancer checkups ahead of her, one mom is chastising her younger self for spending every day in a tanning bed. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Mom with Skin Cancer Chastises Her 16-Year-Old Self for Tanning: 'It's So Not Worth It'," 21 Mar. 2018 Jennifer’s cursory six-week checkup illustrates the beginning of the problem. Laura Beil, Cosmopolitan, "Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren't Doctors Diagnosing Them?," 18 July 2016 If dry mouth isn't the problem, have your dentist do a thorough checkup to rule out any dental health issues, like gum disease, which Boghosian says can be caused by plaque. Samantha Lefave, Redbook, "Why You Should Never Ignore Sweet-Smelling Urine (or These Other Body Odors)," 3 Aug. 2018 Laws vary by state, but in many places NPs, PAs, and midwives can prescribe medication, diagnose infections, and perform checkups. Barbara Brody, Glamour, "The Ob-Gyn Shortage Is Real—And It Might Impact Your Care," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of checkup

1921, in the meaning defined above

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checkup

noun

English Language Learners Definition of checkup

: an examination of a person made by a doctor to make sure the person is healthy; also : an instance of looking at the parts of a machine to make sure it is working properly

checkup

noun
check·​up | \ ˈchek-ˌəp \

Kids Definition of checkup

2 : a general physical examination made by a doctor or veterinarian

checkup

noun
check·​up | \ ˈchek-ˌəp \

Medical Definition of checkup

: examination especially : a general physical examination

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