once–over

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noun \ˌwən(t)s-ˈō-vər, ˈwən(t)s-ˌō-\

Definition of once–over

  1. :  a swift examination or survey; especially :  a swift comprehensive appraising glance <gave me the once–over>

1913

First Known Use of once–over

1913


ONCE–OVER Defined for English Language Learners

once–over

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noun \ˌwən(t)s-ˈō-vər, ˈwən(t)s-ˌō-\

Definition of once–over for English Language Learners

  • : a quick look or examination


ONCE–OVER Defined for Kids

once–over

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noun \ˌwəns-ˈō-vər\

Definition of once–over for Students

  1. :  a quick glance or examination <Every student gave our new teacher the once-over.>


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