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Meaning of “going-over” in the English Dictionary

"going-over" in British English

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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 ​hitrepeatedly: 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 ​carefullook 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)
Translations of “going-over”
in Chinese (Simplified) 彻底做的事情, 仔仔细细做的事情, 被毒打…
in Chinese (Traditional) 徹底做的事情, 仔仔細細做的事情, 被毒打…
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