English version

spot check

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspot checkˌspot ˈcheck noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 CHECK/MAKE SUREan examination of a few things or people from a group, to check whether everything is correct or satisfactoryspot check on 🔊 spot checks on qualitymake/do/carry out etc spot checks 🔊 We carry out spot checks on the vehicles before they leave the depot.spot check verb [transitive] 🔊 We spot check everyone’s work.
Examples from the Corpus
spot checkCustoms officers make random spot checks.Most drivers pass the spot check, not so this Volkswagen.
From Longman Business Dictionaryspot checkˈspot check [countable] a check on particular things or people from a group, done without warningA spot check of 140 vehicles entering the car park revealed 18 people not wearing a seatbelt. check
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