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 At his medical combine checkup this month, Dickerson received a near-failing grade from some teams, Pauline said in a conference call Wednesday. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Six NFL draft questions that could shape the Ravens’ first round," 29 Apr. 2021 And the White House has committed to releasing the results of his next physical checkup. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Slo-mo videos and early 'lids': How the White House protects America's oldest president," 3 Apr. 2021 Many smokers are referred to quit-smoking hotlines at their annual checkup. Matthew Perrone, Star Tribune, "Did COVID-19 stress, uncertainty stall anti-smoking push?," 28 Mar. 2021 Early in his career, Whitlock had a very small part in GoodFellas as a doctor who convinces Ray Liotta’s Henry Hill to pause for a checkup during his paranoid afternoon of watching helicopters chase him. Nate Jones, Vulture, "The 32 Greatest Character Actors Working Today," 21 Nov. 2020 Among the first stops any new pet owner should make is to a local veterinarian for a checkup and shots. Rachel King, Fortune, "The veterinary clinic startup expanding during the pandemic ‘puppy boom’," 18 Apr. 2021 Stewart, of the American Academy of Family Physicians, said loneliness came up recently with a patient during a checkup at her Columbia, South Carolina office. Lindsey Tanner, Anchorage Daily News, "Loneliness is rampant. A simple call, or hug, may be a cure," 15 Apr. 2021 Briefly: Capitals goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who had open-heart surgery in early January, is abandoning his attempt to play this season after a checkup last week showed some inflammation around his heart. San Francisco Chronicle, "Another Canucks player in NHL's COVID protocol," 11 Apr. 2021 The steps to regaining a healthier friendship balance are fairly straightforward. Give yourself a friendship checkup. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, "The Best Friends Can Do Nothing for You," 8 Apr. 2021

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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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6 May 2021

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“Checkup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/checkup. Accessed 11 May. 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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