once-over

noun \ ˌwən(t)s-ˈō-vər , ˈwən(t)s-ˌō- \

Definition of once-over

: a swift examination or survey; especially : a swift comprehensive appraising glance
  • gave me the once-over

First Known Use of once-over

1913

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ONCE-OVER Defined for English Language Learners

once-over

Definition of once-over for English Language Learners

  • : a quick look or examination


ONCE-OVER Defined for Kids

once-over

noun \ ˌwəns-ˈō-vər \

Definition of once-over for Students

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

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