check up

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to verify)
a. confirmar
I sent you an email with all the information, but it's also on their website if you want to check up.Te mandé un correo con todos los datos, pero los encontrarás en su sitio web también si quieres confirmarlos.
b. asegurarse
She knows I'm OK. She just wanted to call and check up.Sabe que estoy bien. Solo quería llamar para asegurarse.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to verify; used with "on")
a. confirmar
He has such a suspicious mind, he even called to check up on what time I got home.Es tan desconfiado que incluso llamó para confirmar a qué hora llegué.
b. verificar
I'm going to check up on all the dates that you included in the report.Voy a verificar todas las fechas que incluiste en el reporte.
3. (to see how someone is; used with "on")
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you want to come with me to check up on my sister's cats?¿Quieres acompañarme a ver cómo están los gatos de me hermana?
I'm going to check up on Grandma this weekend.Voy a ver cómo está la abuela este fin de semana.
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check up
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. asegurarse, cerciorarse
to c up on somebodyhacer averiguaciones sobre alguien
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check up
transitive verb
can you check up what time the film starts? ¿puedes confirmar or mirar a qué hora empieza la película?
he can't lie to me because I can check up with the clients
they never check up to see how much it costs nunca comprueban or miran cuánto cuesta
I wanted to check up to make sure they were where they'd said they'd be he's naturally suspicious and always has to check up the government employs inspectors to check up and make sure people pay their tax
check up on
intransitive verb
1 (confirm) [+story] comprobar; verificar
he phoned me to check up on some facts me llamó para comprobar or verificar cierta información
2 (investigate)
we've checked up on you and it seems you are telling the truth hemos hecho indagaciones or averiguaciones sobre usted y parece que nos está diciendo la verdad; I'm sure he knew I was checking up on him estoy seguro de que sabía que lo estaba espiando or vigilando
his parents wanted to check up on his progress at school she also had several business matters she needed to check up on
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