AskDefine | Define checkup

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checkup n : a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person [syn: medical checkup, medical examination, medical exam, medical, health check]

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  1. a routine visit to the doctor, dentist, etc. (physical checkup)
    The appointment was just for a checkup.
  2. a routine inspection
    I took my car in for an annual checkup.


to check up
  1. to check; investigate; examine
    I dropped by to check up on my friend.
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