July 11, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
inspect /ɪnˈspɛkt/ verb
inspect
/ɪnˈspɛkt/
verb

inspects; inspected; inspecting

A border guard inspecting documents
A border guard inspecting documents
Learner's definition of INSPECT

1 : to look at (something) carefully in order to learn more about it, to find problems, etc.

  • The border guard inspected [=examined] their passports.

  • She had the car inspected by a mechanic before she bought it.

  • The candles are inspected for damage/defects before being packaged.

  • After the storm, we went outside to inspect the damage.

2 : to officially visit a school, hospital, etc., in order to see if rules are being followed and things are in their proper condition

  • He inspected the soldiers’ barracks.

  • inspecting a restaurant for health code violations

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