Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: inspect
IPA transcription: [,ɪnsp'ɛkt]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: inspect
    Meaning: look over carefully; "Please inspect your father's will carefully"
  • Synonyms: visit, inspect
    Meaning: come to see in an official or professional capacity; "The governor visited the prison"; "The grant administrator visited the laboratory"
Usage examples
  • Now is the moment to inspect the webs.
  • I glanced at Perry as the thing passed me to inspect him.
  • To tell the age of any horse, Inspect the lower jaw, of course; The six front teeth the tale will tell, And every doubt and fear dispel.
  • We inspect the stunted rosemaries along the edge of a path sheltered by a rocky, wooded slope; we lift the branches that spread over the ground.
  • All I desire is to inspect the castle and then go.' As he spoke he heard the voices give a mocking laugh; but the old woman took no notice, and only bade the knight follow her.
  • The different webs which I inspect to study the food in the larder show me, among other joints, various Flies and small Butterflies and carcasses of almost-untouched Locusts, all deprived of their hind-legs, or at least of one.
  • I chance upon a web which, though deserted, is not yet dilapidated, proving that it has been but lately quitted. Instead of hunting in the brushwood whereon it rests, let us inspect the neighbourhood, to a distance of a few paces.
  • After the usual style of such mystic tales, Dr. Beaton was taken to a secluded palace, and after being led through the usual corridors and apartments of such abodes, had his mask removed, and was permitted to inspect the magnificent chamber into which he had been inducted.
  • The blacks seemed to understand his meaning, and they began to inspect the dinner; so instead of taking the food like sensible men, they upset all the pots with their waddies, and scattered the beef, pork, plum duff and potatoes, so that they were covered with sand and completely spoiled.