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Definitions of check:
- noun: the act of inspecting or verifying
Example: "They made a check of their equipment"
- noun: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
- noun: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
- noun: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
Example: "She wore a skirt with checks"
- noun: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
- noun: the bill in a restaurant
Example: "He asked the waiter for the check"
- noun: a written order directing a bank to pay money
Example: "He paid all his bills by check"
- noun: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
- noun: an appraisal of the state of affairs
Example: "A check on its dependability under stress"
- noun: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
Example: "As he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
- noun: the state of inactivity following an interruption
Example: "Held them in check"
- noun: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
- noun: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
- verb: hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
Example: "Check your coat at the door"
- verb: consign for shipment on a vehicle
Example: "Check your luggage before boarding"
- verb: make an examination or investigation
Example: "Check into the rumor"
- verb: block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
- verb: be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
Example: "These stories don't check!"
- verb: make cracks or chinks in
Example: "The heat checked the paint"
- verb: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
Example: "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
- verb: slow the growth or development of
- verb: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
Example: "Check the brakes"
- verb: put a check mark on or next to
Example: "Please check each name on the list"
- verb: verify by consulting a source or authority
Example: "Check the spelling of this word"
- verb: write out a check on a bank account
- verb: place into check
Example: "He checked my kings"
- verb: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
Example: "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"
- verb: decline to initiate betting
- verb: mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
- verb: stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
Example: "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
- verb: stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
Example: "The dog checked"
- verb: abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons
- verb: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
- verb: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
- verb: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Example: "Check whether the train leaves on time"
- verb: train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
- verb: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
Example: "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"
- verb: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #17833)
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