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check sth out

phrasal verb with check
 
 
/tʃek/ verb
INFORMATION informal to examine something or get more information about it in order to be certain that it is true, safe, or suitable: We'll need to check out his story.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueProving and disproving
GO TO SEE informal to go to a place in order to see what it is like: Let's check out that new dance club.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
BOOKS mainly US to borrow books from a libraryBorrowing, lending and debt
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