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English definition of “screen”


verb [T] (EXAMINE)    /skriːn/
to test or examine someone or something to discover if there is anything wrong with them: All women over 50 will be screened for breast cancer. Completely unsuitable candidates were screened out (= tested and refused) at the first interview.Medical examinationTesting, checking and experimenting screen your calls to delay your decision to speak to someone who is ringing you on the phone until you can discover who they are, either by listening to them leaving a message on your answering machine or by seeing their phone number shown on your phone: I always screen my calls while I'm eating dinner.Communicating by telephone
(Definition of screen verb (EXAMINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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