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check (n):
the act of inspecting or verifying
Samples
they made a check of their equipment.
the pilot ran through the check-out procedure

Related Words: out
check (n):
(chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
check (n):
obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
check (n):
the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
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his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper
Related Words: curb
check (n):
an appraisal of the state of affairs
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they made an assay of the contents.
a check on its dependability under stress
check (n):
a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
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she wore a skirt with checks
check (n):
a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
Related Words: chip
check (n):
the bill in a restaurant
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he asked the waiter for the check
check (n):
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Related Words: deterrenthandicaphindranceimpediment
check (n):
additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
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fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory
Related Words: confirmationsubstantiationverification
check (n):
a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
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as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name
check (n):
a written order directing a bank to pay money
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he paid all his bills by check
Related Words: cheque
check (n):
the state of inactivity following an interruption
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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

Related Words: haltstopstoppage
check (v):
write out a check on a bank account
check (v):
become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
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The glass cracked when it was heated
Related Words: break
check (v):
make cracks or chinks in
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The heat checked the paint
Related Words: chink
check (v):
arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
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He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve
check (v):
slow the growth or development of
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The brain damage will retard the child's language development
Related Words: delayretard
check (v):
examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
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check the brakes.
Check out the engine

Related Words: out
check (v):
put a check mark on or near or next to
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Please check each name on the list.
tick off the items.
mark off the units
check (v):
be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
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He verified that the valves were closed.
See that the curtains are closed.
control the quality of the product
check (v):
verify by consulting a source or authority
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check the spelling of this word.
check your facts
check (v):
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
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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

Related Words: ascertaindetermine
check (v):
place into check
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He checked my kings
check (v):
hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
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Arrest the downward trend.
Check the growth of communism in South East Asia.
Contain the rebel movement.
Turn back the tide of communism

Related Words: containstop
check (v):
decline to initiate betting
check (v):
mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
check (v):
stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
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She checked for an instant and missed a step
check (v):
stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
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The dog checked
check (v):
abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
check (v):
hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
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Check your coat at the door
check (v):
consign for shipment on a vehicle
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check your luggage before boarding
check (v):
lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
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moderate your alcohol intake.
hold your tongue.
hold your temper.
control your anger

Related Words: controlcurbmoderate
check (v):
make an examination or investigation
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check into the rumor.
check the time of the class
check (v):
develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
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Parents must discipline their children.
Is this dog trained?

Related Words: conditiondisciplinetrain
check (v):
block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
check (v):
be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
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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

Related Words: agreecorrespondmatch
check (v):
be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
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These stories don't check!
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Cut your coat according to your cloth

Ayağını yorganına göre uzat.
Live within your income; don't be too ambitious in your plans.


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