check\ on\ someone/thing

• check up on someone/thing
v. To try to find out the truth or rightness of; make sure of; examine; inspect; investigate.

We checked on Dan's age by getting his birth record.

Mrs. Brown said she heard someone downstairs and Mr. Brown went down to check up on it.

You can check on your answers at the back of the book.

The police are checking up on the man to see if he has a police record.

Grandfather went to have the doctor check on his health.

Compare: look into, look over

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  • check on someone/thing — or[check up on someone/thing] {v}. To try to find out the truth or rightness of; make sure of; examine; inspect; investigate. * /We checked on Dan s age by getting his birth record./ * /Mrs. Brown said she heard someone downstairs and Mr. Brown… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • check someone/thing out — establish the truth or inform oneself about someone or something. → check …   English new terms dictionary

  • pull someone/thing in — 1》 succeed in securing or obtaining something.     ↘informal earn a sum of money. 2》 informal arrest someone. 3》 use reins to check a horse. → pull …   English new terms dictionary

  • check — check1 W2S1 [tʃek] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(find out)¦ 2¦(ask somebody)¦ 3¦(not do something)¦ 4¦(stop something)¦ 5¦(bags/cases etc)¦ 6¦(make a mark)¦ 7 Check Phrasal verbs  check in  check something<=>off …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • check — 1 /tSek/ verb 1 FIND OUT (I, T) to do something in order to find out whether something that you think is correct, true, or safe really is correct, true, or safe: Are all the windows shut? I ll just go and check. | check sth: I ll check my… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • check — check1 [ tʃek ] verb *** ▸ 1 examine someone/something ▸ 2 look/ask again ▸ 3 stop action/event ▸ 4 mark to show agreement ▸ 5 give someone bags/suitcases ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) check or check over transitive to examine something in order to find out… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • check — A commercial demand deposit instrument signed by the maker and payable on the presentation to the bank on which it is drawn. American Banker Glossary A bill of exchange representing a draft on a bank from deposited funds that pays a certain sum… …   Financial and business terms

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