checkup

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

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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During checkups, the doctor would ask Hannah’s mother to briefly step out of the exam room. Brianna Abbott, WSJ, "For Teens, a Push for Confidential Medical Advice," 6 Mar. 2019 During checkups for President Barack Obama, his doctors expressed concern about the difficulty Mr. Obama had quitting smoking. Michael D. Shear And Lawrence K. Altman, M.d., New York Times, "Trump Is in ‘Excellent Health,’ Doctor Says After Exam," 12 Jan. 2018 The more than 27 million Americans without health insurance would surely be glad to have the checkups and colonoscopies that Ehrenreich has chosen to forgo. Judith Shulevitz, New York Times, "Is Our Obsession With Wellness Doing Us In?," 11 June 2018 His main outings are trips to the VA hospital in Salt Lake City for cortisone shots in his sore shoulders and checkups for emphysema and diabetes. Paul Overberg, WSJ, "The Loneliest Generation: Americans, More Than Ever, Are Aging Alone," 11 Dec. 2018 Official state media agency RIS Novosti reported that a month ago, Mr. Roslyakov passed the necessary medical exams, including a checkup with a psychiatrist. Ann M. Simmons, WSJ, "‘Crimea’s Columbine’: Massacre Draws Comparisons to U.S. Shootings," 18 Oct. 2018 In the next few days keepers will give the cubs a checkup to assess their health and determine their gender. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego Zoo breeds critically endangered leopards, producing 2 cubs," 1 June 2018 Go Searcher has a medical bay where astronauts or other passengers will receive an immediate checkup. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "How It Works: SpaceX Dragon Capsule Splashdown and Recovery," 8 Mar. 2019 Teens and parents should take the initiative to ask about the MenB vaccine during checkups, Brady advised. Fox News, "Many doctors skip meningococcal vaccine talks with teens," 21 Aug. 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 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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