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check sth out

phrasal verb with check uk   us   /tʃek/ verb

(EXAMINE)

C1 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.

(GO TO SEE)

C1 informal to go to a place in order to see what it is like: I'm going to check out that new club.

(BORROW)

mainly US to borrow books from a library
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