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1. check  (noun) 
the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"

  Also known as: checkout, check-out procedure


  More Specific:
spot check - a check on work performance or product quality made at random times without warning


  More Generic:
    inspection     review


2. check  (noun) 
(chess) a direct attack on an opponent''s king



  Category:
    chess / chess game

  More Specific:
discovered check - a check on the opponent''s king that is delivered by moving a piece out of the line of attack by a queen or rook or bishop


  More Generic:
    chess move


3. check  (noun) 
obstructing an opponent in ice hockey



  More Specific:
crosscheck - an illegal check (chopping at an opponent''s arms or stick)
poke check - knocking the puck away by jabbing at it with the hockey stick


  Part Meronym:
    ice hockey     hockey     hockey game


  More Generic:
    obstruction


4. check  (noun) 
the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"

  Also known as: bridle, curb


  More Generic:
    restraint


5. check  (noun) 
a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"



  More Specific:
houndstooth check / hound's-tooth check / dogstooth check / dogs-tooth check / dog's-tooth check - textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks


  More Generic:
    weave


6. check  (noun) 
a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

  Also known as: chip


  More Generic:
    blemish     defect     mar


7. check  (noun) 
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress



  More Specific:
albatross / millstone - (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
bind - something that hinders as if with bonds
drag - something that slows or delays progress
obstacle / obstruction - something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
straitjacket - anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines


  More Generic:
    difficulty


8. check  (noun) 
an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"

  Also known as: assay


  More Specific:
countercheck / double check - something that checks the correctness of a previous check
Apgar score - an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant
paternity test - a test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child
stress test - a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress


  More Generic:
    appraisal     assessment


9. check  (noun) 
additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"



  More Specific:
bed check - a check that everyone is in bed by the time they should be
crosscheck - an instance of confirming something by considering information from several sources
parity check / redundant check / odd-even check - a system of checking for errors in computer functioning
checksum - a digit representing the sum of the digits in an instance of digital data


  More Generic:
    proof     cogent evidence


10. check  (noun) 
the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"

  Also known as: chit, tab


  More Generic:
    bill     account     invoice


11. check  (noun) 
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"

  Also known as: check mark, tick


  More Generic:
    mark


12. check  (noun) 
a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"

  Also known as: bank check, cheque


  More Specific:
bad check / bad cheque - a check that is dishonored on presentation because of insufficient funds
kite - a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float
kite - a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value
counter check - a blank check provided by a bank for the convenience of customers who are making withdrawals
giro / giro cheque - a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed
paycheck / payroll check - a check issued in payment of wages or salary
certified check / certified cheque - a check containing certification that the person who issued the check has sufficient funds on deposit to cover payment
personal check / personal cheque - a check drawn against funds deposited in your personal checking account
cashier's check / treasurer's check / cashier's cheque / treasurer's cheque - a check issued by the officer of a bank on the banks own account (not that of a private person)
blank check / blank cheque - a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank
medicare check / medicare payment - a check reimbursing an aged person for the expenses of health care


  More Generic:
    draft     bill of exchange     order of payment


13. check  (noun) 
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"

  Also known as: arrest, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage


  More Specific:
countercheck - a check that restrains another check
logjam - any stoppage attributable to unusual activity


  More Generic:
    inaction     inactivity     inactiveness


14. check  (verb) 
become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"

  Also known as: crack, break


  More Specific:
crack - break partially but keep its integrity


  More Generic:
    change


  Verb Group:
    check     chink     crack


15. check  (verb) 
make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"

  Also known as: chink


  More Generic:
    crack


  Verb Group:
    crack     check     break


16. check  (verb) 
arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"



  More Specific:
stem / stanch / staunch / halt - stop the flow of a liquid


  More Generic:
    stop


17. check  (verb) 
slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child''s language development"

  Also known as: retard, delay


  More Specific:
dampen - check
stay / detain / delay - stop or halt


  More Generic:
    change     alter     modify


18. check  (verb) 
examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"



  More Specific:
watch / observe / follow / watch over / keep an eye on - follow with the eyes or the mind


  More Generic:
    analyze     analyse     study     examine     canvass     canvas


  Verb Group:
    check     check off     mark     mark off     tick off     tick


19. check  (verb) 
put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"

  Also known as: check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick


  More Specific:
receipt - mark or stamp as paid


  More Generic:
    verify


  Verb Group:
    check     check up on     look into     check out     suss out     check over     go over     check into     see     check     insure     see to it     ensure     control     ascertain     assure


20. check  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: see, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure


  More Specific:
proofread / proof - read for errors
control - verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
double-check - check once more to be absolutely sure
cross-check - check out conflicting sources
cinch - make sure of
card - ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
spot-check - pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality
cover - maintain a check on


  More Generic:
    verify


  Verb Group:
    determine     check     find out     see     ascertain     watch     learn     check     check off     mark     mark off     tick off     tick     check     control     verify


21. check  (verb) 
verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"



  More Generic:
    verify


  Verb Group:
    see     check     insure     see to it     ensure     control     ascertain     assure


22. check  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: determine, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn


  More Specific:
test - determine the presence or properties of (a substance)


  Verb Group:
    see     check     insure     see to it     ensure     control     ascertain     assure     determine     find     find out     ascertain


23. check  (verb) 
write out a check on a bank account



  More Generic:
    write out     issue     make out     cut


24. check  (verb) 
place into check; "He checked my kings"



  Category:
    chess / chess game

  Entails:
    move     go

  More Generic:
    attack     aggress


25. check  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back


  More Specific:
cut down / cut out - intercept (a player)


  More Generic:
    defend


26. check  (verb) 
decline to initiate betting



  Category:
    card game / cards

  More Generic:
    move     go


27. check  (verb) 
mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on

  Also known as: checker, chequer


  More Generic:
    draw


28. check  (verb) 
stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"



  More Generic:
    stop     halt


  Verb Group:
    check     check


29. check  (verb) 
stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"



  More Generic:
    stop     halt


  Verb Group:
    check


30. check  (verb) 
abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons



  More Generic:
    stop     halt


  Verb Group:
    check


31. check  (verb) 
hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"



  More Generic:
    consign     charge


  Verb Group:
    check


32. check  (verb) 
consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"



  More Generic:
    consign     charge


  Verb Group:
    check


33. check  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: control, hold in, hold, contain, curb, moderate


  More Specific:
restrict / restrain / trammel / limit / bound / confine / throttle - place limits on (extent or access)
suppress / stamp down / inhibit / subdue / conquer / curb - to put down by force or authority
damp - restrain or discourage
mortify / subdue / cricify - hold within limits and control
deny / abnegate - deny oneself (something)
restrict - place under restrictions
train - train to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it
catch - check oneself during an action
bate - moderate or restrain
thermostat - control the temperature with a thermostat
countercheck / counteract - oppose or check by a counteraction


  More Generic:
    restrain     suppress     keep     keep back     hold back


34. check  (verb) 
make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"



  More Specific:
screen / test - test or examine for the presence of disease or infection
countercheck - check a second time
breathalyze / breathalyse - test someone''s alcohol level in his blood by means of a breathalyzer


  More Generic:
    examine     see


35. check  (verb) 
train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"

  Also known as: discipline, train, condition


  More Specific:
mortify - practice self-denial of one''s body and appetites


  More Generic:
    develop     make grow


  Verb Group:
    prepare     groom     train


36. check  (verb) 
block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey



  More Generic:
    obstruct     blockade     block     hinder     stymie     stymy     embarrass


37. check  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: match, fit, correspond, jibe, gibe, tally, agree


  More Specific:
consist - be consistent in form, tenor, or character
look - accord in appearance with
answer - match or correspond
coincide - be the same
align - align with
correlate - to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
parallel - be parallel to
twin / duplicate / parallel - duplicate or match
square - be compatible with
corroborate / underpin / bear out / support - support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
resemble - appear like
meet / fit / conform to - satisfy a condition or restriction
homologize - be homologous
befit / suit / beseem - accord or comport with
harmonize / harmonise / consort / accord / concord / fit in / agree - go together
pattern - form a pattern
adhere - be compatible or in accordance with
rhyme / rime - be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable


  More Generic:
    equal     be


  Verb Group:
    harmonize     harmonise     consort     accord     concord     fit in     agree     check     check out


  Opposite of:
    disagree     disaccord     discord


38. check  (verb) 
be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don''t check!"

  Also known as: check out


  Verb Group:
    match     fit     correspond     check     jibe     gibe     tally     agree


 

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