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check1 US English

Examine (something) in order to determine its accuracy, quality, or condition, or to detect the presence of something

check2 US English

A pattern of small squares

check US Thesaurus

troops checked all vehicles

cheque in check1 US English

A written order to a bank to pay a stated sum from the drawer’s account

cheque New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

order to a bank to pay a stated sum

in check US English

Under control

check in US English

Arrive and register at a hotel or airport

check-in US English

The act of reporting one’s presence and registering, typically at an airport or hotel

check on US English

Verify, ascertain, or monitor the state or condition of

check out US English

Settle one’s hotel bill before leaving

gut check US English

An evaluation or test of a person’s resolve, commitment, or priorities, typically with respect to a particular course of action

check-in New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

check-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

blank check US English

A bank check with the amount left for the payee to fill in

body check US English

(In sports, especially ice hockey) a deliberate obstruction of an opponent by placing one’s body in the way

check into US English

Register one’s arrival at (a hotel)

check mark US English

A mark (✓) used to indicate that an item in a list or text is correct or has been chosen, checked, or dealt with

check rein US English

A bearing rein

check valve US English

A valve that closes to prevent backward flow of liquid

coat check US English

A cloakroom with an attendant

cross-check US English

Verify (figures or information) by using an alternative source or method

fact-check US English

Investigate (an issue) in order to verify the facts

poke-check US English

Poke the puck off the stick of and out of the possession of (an opposing player)

rain check US English

A ticket given for later use when a sports event or other outdoor event is interrupted or postponed by rain

sound check US English

A test of sound equipment before a musical performance or recording to check that the desired sound is being produced

spot check US English

A test made without warning on a randomly selected subject

spot check US Thesaurus

drivers stopped at random spot checks

spot check New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

check through US English

Inspect or examine thoroughly

double-check US English

Go over (something) for a second time to ensure that it is accurate or safe

reality check US English

An occasion on which one is reminded of the state of things in the real world

rubber check US English

A check that is returned unpaid

certified check US English

A check that is guaranteed by a bank

check up on US English

Investigate in order to establish the truth about or accuracy of

perpetual check US English

The situation of play when a draw is obtained by repeated checking of the king

security check US English

A verification of the identity and trustworthiness of someone such as a government employee, in order to maintain security

traveler's check US English

A check for a fixed amount that can be cashed or used in payment after endorsement with the holder’s signature

discovered check US English

A check that results when a player moves a piece or pawn so as to put the opponent’s king in check from another piece

check someone in US English

Register someone upon their arrival at a hotel or airport

check something in US English

(Of a passenger) consign baggage to the care of the transport provider with whom they are traveling


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