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Meaning of ‘check’
32 definitions found.
the act of inspecting or verifying
Example: "they made a check of their equipment"
(chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines, resembling a checkerboard
Example: "We wore skirts with checks."
a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
an appraisal of the state of affairs
additional proof that something that was believed is correct, such as some fact, hypothesis, or theory
Example: "We received a check once our report was analyzed."
Synonyms: substantiation confirmation verification
the bill in a restaurant
Example: "I asked the waiter for the check."
Synonyms: tab chit
a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed
Example: "As I called the role I put a check mark by each student's name."
Synonyms: tick check mark
a written order directing a bank to pay money
Example: "We paid all our bills by check."
Synonyms: bank check cheque
the state of inactivity following an interruption
Synonyms: halt arrest hitch stay stop stoppage
to make cracks or chinks in
Example: "The heat checked the paint."
to arrest the motion of something abruptly
Example: "I checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve."
to slow the growth or development of
Example: "Our largest competitor checked our growth locally when they opened up across the street from us."
Synonyms: delay retard
to examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
Example: "check the brakes"
Synonyms: go over check up on look into check out suss out check over check into
to put a check mark on or near or next to
Example: "Please check each name on the list"
to verify by consulting a source or authority
Example: "I checked your documents and they seem fine."
to find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Example: "I'll check on your flights."
Synonyms: watch see learn find out ascertain determine
to place into check
Example: "With a move of their pawn, they checked my king."
to hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
Example: "We should check the influence of our enemy's ideology."
to decline to initiate betting
Example: "I checked my hand."
to stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
Example: "They repeatedly checked their watch while waiting for the train."
to stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
Example: "The dog checked."
to abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
to hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
Example: "You can check your coat over there."
to consign for shipment on a vehicle
Example: "Check your luggage before boarding."
to lessen the intensity of
Example: "The medication checked my back pain."
Synonyms: moderate control hold contain hold in
to make an examination or investigation
Example: "Check into the rumor."
to block or impede a player from the opposing team in ice hockey
Example: "I was checked so hard I came out of my skates."
to be verified or confirmed
Synonyms: check out
Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University
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