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Definition of "going-over" [going-over]

  • Informal An examination; an inspection. (noun)
  • A severe beating. (noun)
  • A severe reprimand. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "going-over" in a sentence
  • "Alas, it's crammed full of rusty wisecracks that lost their crackle long ago, and since nobody seems inclined to dust off the original, one wonders why the Roundabout didn't call in David Ives to give the script a good going-over."
  • "Then, catching her reflection in the window, she gave herself a serious going-over, front then side."
  • "There were lags between questions and answers, and the disjointedness of the content meant that no topic got more than a quick going-over."