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unchecked

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈtʃɛkt
 
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Definition of unchecked in English:

adjective

1(Especially of something undesirable) not controlled or restrained: prices rose unchecked, hitting the poor worst of all
More example sentences
  • The out of control memory leak remains unchecked while Redmond's Red Adairs grapple to put a lid on the blow-out.
  • The country can ill afford the luxury of unchecked growth of private vehicle population.
  • As highlighted in this column, the rapid expansion of the grey seal population continues unchecked.
2Not examined or checked: the broadcast was sloppy, it was unchecked, there was no investigation of the facts
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  • No detail goes unchecked - field size, use of land, changes to use of land, products employed.
  • Something of a scatterbrain, his study was populated by stacks of unchecked papers and piles of worn books.
  • Despite the best efforts of the zoo staff, a large number of plastic items find their way inside the zoo compound, unchecked.

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