checkup

noun
check·​up | \ ˈchek-ˌəp How to pronounce checkup (audio) \
plural checkups

Definition of checkup

: a general examination of someone's or something's condition … Take your car or minivan to the garage for a thorough checkup.Travel Holiday especially : a periodic medical or dental examination Family history for breast, prostate and colon cancer is one of the first things any competent doctor asks you about at a checkup. — Peter Huber After each checkup, the dentist asks, "Have you been flossing?" The big lie: "Of course." — Jin Lee

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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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Recent Examples on the Web David Purvis, 64, a master’s-level therapist who counsels veterans, saw a doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Jamaica Plain for a checkup this summer and complained of heart palpitations. BostonGlobe.com, "Color line persists, in sickness as in health," 12 Dec. 2017 Trapped can make an appointment with her provider for an annual checkup. cleveland, "Dear Annie: I have reservations about my fiancée and how she feels about me," 6 Jan. 2021 Ackerman, a former kayaking tour operator, set out on the river this past winter for a regular checkup of its conditions. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, "Crippled Apalachicola River leaves wetland forests in peril, famous oysters extinct | Part 2 of Special Series," 10 Dec. 2020 Ginsburg, by contrast, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009 that was discovered during a regular checkup. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Alex Trebek dead at 80: Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly," 9 Nov. 2020 Vasquez said that Xitlali had been given a clean bill of health at her checkup in January. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, "A COVID-related illness is sickening a growing number of children in California," 21 Dec. 2020 After a successful medical checkup, eight of the reindeer lived on the National Mall in the days leading up to the Parade of Peace. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "In the midst of the Cold War, Alaska’s effort to spread Christmas cheer involved sending a small herd of reindeer to D.C.," 21 Dec. 2020 Judy, after determining her checkup wasn't done, gently led her past a row of workers taking phone calls and back to the exam area. Keith Ridler, Star Tribune, "Overtaxed Idaho health facilities on brink of rationing care," 5 Dec. 2020 During the artistic checkup, conservators will briefly remove the portrait from its bullet-proof glass display case and assess its condition. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "How You Could Be One of the Only People in the Room With the ‘Mona Lisa’," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of checkup

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of checkup was in 1900

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30 Jan 2021

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“Checkup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/checkup. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce checkup (audio) \

Kids Definition of checkup

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

checkup

noun
check·​up | \ ˈchek-ˌəp How to pronounce checkup (audio) \

Medical Definition of checkup

: examination especially : a general physical examination

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