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going-over

noun [S] uk   /ˈɡəʊ.ɪŋˌəʊ.vər/ us    /ˈɡoʊ.ɪŋˌoʊ.vɚ/
an activity such as cleaning that is done carefully and completely: This carpet's filthy! It needs a really good going-over. Detectives have given the flat a thorough going-over (= examined it carefully).Cleaning and tidying places and things informal an occasion when someone is hit repeatedly: They said I'd get a real going-over if I didn't pay them by tomorrow.Attacking and invading
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