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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"
2. check (noun)
(chess) a direct attack on an opponent''s king
chess / chess game
3. check (noun)
obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
4. check (noun)
the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
5. check (noun)
a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"
6. check (noun)
a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
Also known as: chip
7. check (noun)
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
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
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"
10. check (noun)
the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"
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"
12. check (noun)
a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
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"
14. check (verb)
become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
15. check (verb)
make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"
Also known as: chink
16. check (verb)
arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
17. check (verb)
slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child''s language development"
18. check (verb)
examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
19. check (verb)
put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"
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"
21. check (verb)
verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"
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"
23. check (verb)
write out a check on a bank account
24. check (verb)
place into check; "He checked my kings"
chess / chess game
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"
26. check (verb)
decline to initiate betting
card game / cards
27. check (verb)
mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
28. check (verb)
stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
29. check (verb)
stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"
30. check (verb)
abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons
31. check (verb)
hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"
32. check (verb)
consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"
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"
34. check (verb)
make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
35. check (verb)
train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
36. check (verb)
block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
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"
38. check (verb)
be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don''t check!"
Also known as: check out