Definition of once-over in English:

once-over

Syllabification: once-o·ver

noun

informal
  • 1A rapid inspection or search: some doctor came and gave us all a once-over
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    • I gave him a once-over as he looked at me oddly because of my strange comment.
    • She gave him a once-over and nodded in approval.
    • Sparhawk took the plans and gave them a once-over.
  • 1.1A piece of work that is done quickly: a quick once-over with a broom
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    • But a quick once-over with an old toothbrush quickly put things right.
    • He forced himself to open his eyes and work the rest of the paint from his face and hair, giving himself a quick once-over with the soap.
    • Any CORGI-registered gas installer should be able to give your boiler a quick once-over to make sure it is working smoothly.

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