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UK [ɪnˈspekt] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "inspect":
present tense I/you/we/they inspect he/she/it inspects present participle inspecting past tense inspected past participle inspected
1)
a) to look at something carefully in order to check that it is correct or good enough

Engineers will inspect the site later today.

inspect something closely/carefully/thoroughly:

Make sure you inspect the goods carefully as soon as you receive them.

inspect something for something:

The young plants are regularly inspected for disease and insects.

b) to look at something carefully

She bent down to inspect the stain on the rug.

2)
a) to check officially that things are in the correct condition or that people are doing what they should

The ground has already been inspected by the Sports Safety Council.

Customs officers came aboard to inspect our documents.

b) to look at soldiers in order to check that their appearance is satisfactory

English dictionary. 2014.

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