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going-overnoun [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 apartment a thorough going-over (= examined it carefully).
UK 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.
(Definition of going-over from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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going-overnoun [C usually sing]

 /ˌɡoʊ·ɪŋˈoʊ·vər/ (goings-over)
a careful look at all the parts of a thing or place, in order to find something: Police gave the apartment a thorough going-over but failed to find any evidence.
(Definition of going-over from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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