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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Indeed, the veterinary hospital honored Rubble with a party that consisted of a free checkup, a bit of milk and some of his favorite cat food. Saryn Chorney, PEOPLE.com, "137 in Human Years: Thought to Be the Oldest Cat in the World, Rubble Celebrates His 30th Birthday," 4 June 2018 Programs in Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama expect to provide dental education and, when possible, free checkups and even further care to more than 17,000 children this year, said the foundation’s president, Dr. Bill Calnon. Janet Mcconnaughey, The Seattle Times, "Entertaining toothy lessons, checkups for underserved kids," 18 Feb. 2018 If nothing else, exploring homeownership can be a financial checkup, an opportunity to assess your income, credit, savings and debt, Lannan said. Danielle Douglas-gabriel, chicagotribune.com, "What to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy," 24 Jan. 2018 Pediatricians will look for scoliosis at checkups, or your child may receive screenings at school or sports. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Scoliosis? Princess Eugenie Just Opened Up About Her Spinal Condition," 2 July 2018 Two new peregrine falcon chicks, Whitehead and Webster, are introduced at a banding session and health checkup, downtown Indianapolis, Tuesday, June 4, 2018. Laura James-reim, Indianapolis Star, "Beware of falling falcons: Volunteers ready to rescue," 17 June 2018 Byrd said, volunteers read to young children in the waiting room before a checkup. Ginger Brashinger, Daily Southtown, "Health checkups now include story time, free books for Will County kids," 28 June 2018 With guns a leading cause of death, particularly among children, doctors are obligated to inquire about a patient or family’s ownership and use of firearms at annual checkups, some advocates believe. WSJ, "Should Doctors Routinely Talk to Patients About Gun Use?," 24 June 2018 When a routine checkup showed that Hildreth too needed open heart surgery, the two reconnected and their stories illustrate the power of what happens when women and men unite against heart disease and stroke. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "AHA’s Go Red For Women luncheon celebrates record-breaking fundraising year," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of checkup

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of checkup was in 1921

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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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