check  

  • Pronunciation of check: CH EH1 K

  • Number of syllables of check: 1

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  • Definition of check

    • (n): the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"  
    • (n): (chess) a direct attack on an opponent''s king  
    • (n): obstructing an opponent in ice hockey  
    • (n): the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"  
    • (n): a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"  
    • (n): a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something  
    • (n): something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress  
    • (n): an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"  
    • (n): additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"  
    • (n): the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"  
    • (n): a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student''s name"  
    • (n): a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"  
    • (n): the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"  
    • (v): become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"  
    • (v): make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"  
    • (v): arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"  
    • (v): slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child''s language development"  
    • (v): examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"  
    • (v): put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"  
    • (v): be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"  
    • (v): verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"  
    • (v): find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"  
    • (v): write out a check on a bank account  
    • (v): place into check; "He checked my kings"  
    • (v): hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"  
    • (v): decline to initiate betting  
    • (v): mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on  
    • (v): stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"  
    • (v): stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"  
    • (v): abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons  
    • (v): hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"  
    • (v): consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"  
    • (v): lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"  
    • (v): make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"  
    • (v): train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"  
    • (v): block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey  
    • (v): be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don''t agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect''s fingerprints don''t match those on the gun"  
    • (v): be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don''t check!"  

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