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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After discovering something unusual during her routine checkup, the veterinary team performed a CAT scan, which revealed a mass. Dixita Limbachia, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Zoo's beloved gray wolf dies from cardiac arrest," 25 June 2019 The center offers a vast array of services to migrants, including legal assistance, health checkups clothing and shelter. Lekan Oguntoyinbo, Quartz Africa, "More African migrants are trying to enter the US through the Mexican border," 23 June 2019 Ruth was one of the original volunteer nurses for the department and now coordinates health checkups for the department's volunteer drivers who take seniors to medical appointments. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Brecksville's Honor Tree recognizes those who have given back to the community: Talk of the Towns," 9 Mar. 2018 Health checkups LHP Christian Friedrich’s curveball did not feel great in Tuesday’s simulated game at Petco Park. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "First pitch: Hunter Renfroe chasing Padres rookie homer record," 26 July 2017 Fermoile was taken to Memorial Hospital Pembroke for a medical checkup before being booked into Broward’s jail. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Bad burglar, bad driver? Man targets two businesses, hits three cop cars, police say," 28 June 2019 The next step is making (and keeping) an annual checkup with that person. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "9 Small but Impactful Health Habits to Lock Down in Your 20s," 19 Apr. 2019 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

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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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