- ,going-`over noun singular INFORMALthe process of looking at something to check it:I'd like you to give these documents a quick going-over.
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going-over — n [singular] informal 1.) a thorough examination of something to make sure it is all right →↑once over ▪ The media gave his personal life a pretty firm going over. 2.) give sth a going over to improve the condition of something, for example by… … Dictionary of contemporary English
going over — index restatement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
going-over — ► NOUN informal 1) a thorough cleaning or inspection. 2) a beating … English terms dictionary
going-over — [gō′iŋō′vər] n. Informal ☆ 1. an inspection or examination, esp. a thorough one ☆ 2. a severe scolding or beating … English World dictionary
going-over — 1) N SING If you give someone or something a going over, you examine them thoroughly. [INFORMAL] Michael was given a complete going over and then treated for glandular fever. 2) N SING A going over is a violent attack on or criticism of someone.… … English dictionary
going over — 1. n. an examination. □ After a thorough going over, the doctor pronounced me alive. □ I gave your car a good going over, and I fixed a lot of little things. 2. n. a beating. □ Sam gave the guy a terrible going over … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
going-over — /goh ing oh veuhr/, n., pl. goings over /goh ingz oh veuhr/. 1. a review, examination, or investigation: The accounts were given a thorough going over. 2. a severe, thorough scolding. 3. a sound thrashing; beating: The hoodlums gave him a good… … Universalium
going over — noun a) An inspection, examination, review, or investigation. Make sure to give the refurbished products a real going over before they are sold. b) An overhaul. After the bankruptcy, our accoun … Wiktionary
going-over — noun 1 a thorough examination of something to make sure it is all right: The car needs a good going over. 2 give sb a going over especially BrE to hit someone and hurt them … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
going-over — UK / US noun [singular] informal the process of looking at something to check it I d like you to give these documents a quick going over. • give someone a going over … English dictionary