check up on

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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
1. (to observe)
a. vigilar
Sanders was released from custody, but we still have officers who are checking up on him.Pusimos a Sanders en libertad, pero nuestros agentes lo están vigilándolo todavía.
b. espiar
Beto's parents were checking up on him because they thought he was doing drugs.Los padres de Beto lo estaban espiando porque sospechaban que estaba tomando drogas.
c. hacer averiguaciones sobre
The PI checked up on Gerald and found no evidence that he was having an affair.El detective privado hizo averiguaciones sobre Gerald y no encontró ninguna prueba de que él tuviera una aventura.
d. controlar
The government is checking up on some of the company's international banking activities.El gobierno está controlando algunas actividades bancarias internacionales de la empresa.
2. (to confirm)
a. comprobar
I think we're available that day, but I need to check up on it.Creo que estamos disponibles ese día, pero tengo que comprobarlo.
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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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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