going-over

noun go·ing-over \ ˌgō-iŋ-ˈō-vər , ˌgȯ(-)iŋ- \

Definition of going-over

plural goings-over
1 a : 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 Defined for English Language Learners

going-over

Definition of going-over for English Language Learners

  • : a careful examination

  • : a severe beating



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