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check1 British & World English

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

check2 British & World English

A pattern of small squares

check English Thesaurus

troops set up a road block and checked all vehicles

cheque British & World English

An order to a bank to pay a stated sum from the drawer’s account, written on a specially printed form

check in cheque British & World English

An order to a bank to pay a stated sum from the drawer’s account, written on a specially printed form

cheque New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

order to a bank to pay a stated sum

in check British & World English

Under control

check in British & World English

Arrive and register at a hotel or airport

check-in British & World English

The action of registering one’s presence, typically as a passenger at an airport

check on British & World English

Verify, ascertain, or monitor the state or condition of

check out British & World English

Settle one’s hotel bill before leaving

check-up British & World English

A thorough examination, especially a medical or dental one, to detect any problems

gut check British & World English

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

check-up English Thesaurus

you should go to the hospital for a check-up

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)

body check British & World English

(Especially in ice hockey) an act of deliberately obstructing a player by bumping into them

check into British & World English

Register one’s arrival at (a hotel)

check mark British & World English

North American term for tick1noun1noun1noun.

check rein British & World English

A bearing rein

check valve British & World English

A valve that closes to prevent backward flow of liquid

coat check British & World English

A cloakroom with an attendant

cross-check British & World English

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

fact-check British & World English

Investigate (an issue) in order to verify the facts

poke-check British & World English

Poke the puck off the stick of (an opposing player)

rain check British & World English

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

spot check British & World English

A test made without warning on a randomly selected subject

spot check New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

check through British & World English

Inspect or examine thoroughly

double-check British & World English

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

health check British & World English

An examination to determine whether a person or animal is suffering from illness or injury

reality check British & World English

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

check up on British & World English

Investigate in order to establish the truth about or accuracy of

perpetual check British & World English

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

security check British & World English

A verification of the identity and trustworthiness of an employee in order to maintain security

discovered check British & World English

A check which 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 British & World English

Register someone upon their arrival at a hotel or airport

check something in British & World English

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

check something off British & World English

Tick or otherwise mark an item on a list to show that it has been dealt with


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