going-over

noun
go·​ing-over | \ ˌgō-iŋ-ˈō-vər How to pronounce going-over (audio) , ˌgȯ(-)iŋ- \
plural goings-over

Definition of going-over

1a : a severe scolding
b : beating
2 : a thorough examination

First Known Use of going-over

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Going-over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/going-over. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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going-over

noun

English Language Learners Definition of going-over

: a careful examination
informal : a severe beating

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