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Definition of "Check" :

noun: the act of inspecting or verifying

"They made a check of their equipment."

noun: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king

noun: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

noun: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

noun: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)

"She wore a skirt with checks."

noun: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

noun: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

noun: an appraisal of the state of affairs

"A check on its dependability under stress."

noun: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct

noun: the bill in a restaurant

"He asked the waiter for the 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."

noun: a written order directing a bank to pay money

"He paid all his bills by check."

noun: the state of inactivity following an interruption

"Held them in check."

verb: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

verb: make cracks or chinks in

"The heat checked the paint."

verb: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly

"He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve."

verb: slow the growth or development of

verb: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

"Check the brakes."

verb: put a check mark on or near or next to

"Please check each name on the list."

verb: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

verb: verify by consulting a source or authority

"Check the spelling of this word."

verb: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

"Check whether the train leaves on time."

verb: write out a check on a bank account

verb: place into check

"He checked my kings."

verb: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

"Check the growth of communism in South East Asia."

verb: decline to initiate betting

verb: mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on

verb: stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution

"She checked for an instant and missed a step."

verb: stop in a chase especially when scent is lost

"The dog checked."

verb: abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey

verb: hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping

"Check your coat at the door."

verb: consign for shipment on a vehicle

"Check your luggage before boarding."

verb: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

verb: make an examination or investigation

"Check into the rumor."

verb: develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

verb: block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey

verb: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

"The handwriting checks with the signature on the check."

verb: be verified or confirmed; pass inspection

"These stories don't check!."