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English definition of “screen”

screen

verb [T] (EXAMINE)    /skriːn/
to test or examine someone or something to discover if there is anything wrong with them or it: All women over 50 will be screened for breast cancer . Completely unsuitable candidates were screened out (= tested and refused ) at the first interview .Medical examinationTesting, checking and experimenting screen your calls to delay your decision to answer the phone until you know who is calling you: I always screen my calls while I'm eating dinner .Communicating by telephone
(Definition of screen verb (EXAMINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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