once-over Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “once-over” in the English Dictionary

"once-over" in British English

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uk   /ˈwʌn.səʊ.vər/  us   /-soʊ-/ informal

once-over noun (LOOKING)

give sth/sb the once-over to ​look at and ​examine something or someone ​quickly: The ​securityguards gave me the once-over, but they didn't ​ask me for any ​identification.

once-over noun (CLEANING)

[S] the ​act of ​quicklycleaning a ​place: Would you ​mind giving the ​carpet a once-over with the ​vacuumcleaner?
(Definition of once-over from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"once-over" in American English

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once-overnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈwʌnsˌoʊ·vər/ infml
a ​quickexamination of someone or something: The ​securityguards gave me the once-over.
(Definition of once-over from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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