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    what does "up" and "out" mean in phreases such as "check up the list" and "check out the list"?

    please do offer your help which will be greatly appreciated by me personally
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    According to a dictionary:

    check up on

    v : examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine" [syn: check, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into]

    So all those little phrases mean the same thing.

    Whoever said English was a redundant language wasn't kidding...
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    (Original post by multiculture1)
    what does "up" and "out" mean in phreases such as "check up the list" and "check out the list"?

    please do offer your help which will be greatly appreciated by me personally
    "up" means finished, through; while out means to the fullest extent or degree
 
 
 
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