check up on

verb
examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
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check the brakes

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Check out the engine

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑checkout (for: ↑check out), ↑check (for: ↑check), ↑checker (for: ↑check)
Hypernyms: ↑analyze, ↑analyse, ↑study, ↑examine, ↑canvass, ↑canvas
Hyponyms: ↑watch, ↑observe, ↑follow, ↑watch over, ↑keep an eye on
Verb Group: ↑check, ↑check off, ↑mark, ↑mark off, ↑tick off, ↑tick
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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They won't check up on the story

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ˌcheck ˈup on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they check up on he/she/it checks up on present participle checking up on past tense checked up on past participle checked up on] phrasal verb
to find out information about someone, especially secretly

Are you checking up on me again?

Thesaurus: to try to find out informationsynonym
Main entry: check

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investigate in order to establish the truth about or accuracy of

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check up on [phrasal verb]
check up on (someone or something) : to find or look for information about (someone or something) often in order to find out the truth

My parents are always checking up on me.

The police are checking up on his alibi.

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Main Entry:check

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • check — [chek] n. [ME chek < OFr eschec, eschac, a check at chess, repulse < ML scaccus, scahus < Pers šāh, king, principal piece in a game of chess (see SHAH1); prob. sense development: king in danger hostile action restraining action means of… …   English World dictionary

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