check (someone) out

To "check (someone) out" means to look at a person's whole body to see how attractive they are. You can check yourself out in a mirror, or check someone else out. You can also "check out" a certain part of a person's body:

Were you checking out my ass?

This is very casual English, of course.

You can also "check out" an object, an e-mail message, a video, and so on:

Check out these shoes I bought. Nice, huh?

But this just means to look at something, and doesn't have a negative sexual meaning.

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