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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 (common: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #17833)

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