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going-over

noun [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 flat a thorough going-over (= examined it carefully). 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.
Translations of “going-over”
in Chinese (Traditional) 徹底做的事情, 仔仔細細做的事情, 被毒打…
in Chinese (Simplified) 彻底做的事情, 仔仔细细做的事情, 被毒打…
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