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English definition of “check up on sb”

check up on sb

phrasal verb with check     /tʃek/ verb
C1 to try to discover what someone is doing in order to be certain that that person is doing what they should be doing: My mum checks up on me most evenings to see that I've done my homework .Testing, checking and experimenting
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