spot-check
Date: 1943 transitive verb to sample or investigate quickly or at random intransitive verb to make a spot check

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spot check — ➔ check1 * * * spot check UK US noun [C] ► an examination of a company, activity, or process to make sure that everything is being done according to the rules, without warning the people involved that this is going to happen: a spot check of/on… …   Financial and business terms

  • spot check — n an examination of a few things or people from a group, to check whether everything is correct or satisfactory spot check on ▪ spot checks on quality make/do/carry out etc spot checks ▪ We carry out spot checks on the vehicles before they leave… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spot-check — spot′ check v. t. 1) cvb to examine or investigate with a spot check 2) cvb to conduct a spot check spot′ check er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • spot check — ► NOUN ▪ a test made without warning on a randomly selected subject. ► VERB (spot check) ▪ subject to a spot check …   English terms dictionary

  • spot-check — spot checker, n. /spot chek /, v.t. 1. to examine or investigate by means of a spot check. v.i. 2. to conduct a spot check. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • spot check — spot checks also spot check N COUNT: oft N on n If someone carries out a spot check, they examine one thing from a group in order to make sure that it is satisfactory …   English dictionary

  • spot check — noun count an occasion when someone in authority suddenly arrives to check something or suddenly decides to check a particular person or thing in a group …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spot-check — [spät′chek′] vt. to check or examine at random or by sampling n. an act or instance of such checking …   English World dictionary

  • spot check — spot′ check n. cvb sta a random, quick sampling or investigation …   From formal English to slang

  • spot check — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms spot check : singular spot check plural spot checks an occasion when you check a particular person or thing in a group without a particular reason for choosing them in order to make sure that there are no… …   English dictionary

  • spot check — noun a check on work performance or product quality made at random times without warning spot checks ensure a high level of performance by employees • Derivationally related forms: ↑spot check • Hypernyms: ↑check, ↑checkout, ↑check out procedure …   Useful english dictionary

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