- 1 countable/numerable (stop, restraint) control (m), freno (m) to keep o hold sth/sb in check controlar or contener* algo/a algn to put a check on sth frenar algo to put a check to sth (American English/inglés norteamericano) impedir* algo checks and balances [Politics/Política] mecanismos (masculine plural) de control y equilibrio de poderesMore example sentences
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- The check to expansion is sharp and is intensified by the excesses inevitably associated with periods of over-rapid expansion.
- The first serious check to the spread of Arabic took place in the ninth century.
- He shows that a slab of the oceanic lithosphere beneath the west coast of America is sinking, almost without check, through the Earth's upper mantle and down into the lower mantle.
- I fully agree with you, though, that the unelected Eurocrats in Brussels need to be subject to democratic checks and controls sooner rather than later!
- The reason there are prosecutions proceeding is that the statutory checks and controls on that situation cannot be exercised.
- The problem is the lack of checks and controls on this system.
- 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (inspection — of passport, documents) control (m), revisión (f); (— of work) examen (m), revisión (f); (— of machine, product) inspección (f) to keep a check on sth/sb controlar or vigilar algo/a algn 2.2 (of facts, information) verificación (feminine) I'll have a check to see if there is enough verificaré or veré si hay suficienteMore example sentences
- Tests and quality checks must be carried out before the satellite can be used, but the launch will be on schedule, he said.
- The mark is only awarded to organisations that pass regular quality checks.
- We would recommend that all elderly drivers have regular health checks.
- 3 3.1 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable (cloth) tela (feminine) a or de cuadros; (before noun/delante del nombre) [jacket/shirt] a or de cuadros 3.2 countable/numerable (square) cuadro (masculine)
- 4 uncountable/no numerable (in chess) jaque (masculine) to be in check estar* en jaque to put sb in check darle* jaque a algnMore example sentences
- A move that is neither a capture, a check nor a direct attack.
- The idea of blocking checks by using the pawn as cover is a big one, and Black must do his best to avoid this pitfall.
- The idea is to use the Rook to shelter its King from upcoming checks.
- 5 [Finance/Finanzas]( (British English/inglés británico) cheque)cheque (m), talón (m) (Spain/España) to pay by check pagar* con cheque or (Spain/España) con talón a check for $50 un cheque de 50 dólares or por valor de 50 dólares open/crossed check (British English/inglés británico) cheque al portador/cheque cruzado blank check cheque en blanco (to give sb) a blank check (darle* a algn) carta blanca they gave me a blank check to do whatever I pleased me dieron carta blanca para hacer lo que quisiera
- 6 countable/numerable (restaurant bill) (American English/inglés norteamericano) cuenta (f), adición (f) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)More example sentences
- I got the check and resisted the urge to eat dessert.
- Any meal at a Roman restaurant that takes less than two hours is an exercise in rapidity; even the simple act of getting the check can seem agonizingly prolonged for first-time American visitors.
- Can we have the check please?
- 8 countable/numerable (tick) (American English/inglés norteamericano) marca (f), tic (m), visto (m) (Spain/España) , palomita (feminine) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
- As she worked her way down the list, Jordan put checks by all the items that the company is already doing.
- Those are all checks in the plus column, but frankly, his material was lacking.
Bullfighting is popular in Spain and in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. For some Spaniards it is crucial to Spanish identity. The season runs from March to October in Spain, from November to March in Latin America.
- 1 (restrain) [enemy advance] frenar; [anger/impulse/tears] contener*, controlarMore example sentences
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- Seafarers believe that the Government has to take drastic steps to check the flow of workers from Indian ships to foreign vessels.
- There is no one who can stop or check the world's only superpower.
- He wanted to check the bleeding, but he knew better than to stop applying pressure.
- Athene intervenes to check his urge to kill Agamemnon on the spot, and he withdraws in a sulk from the fighting.
- Kate licked her lips and tried to check her anger.
- Marcus remained silent while his temple pulsed and he checked his anger.
- 2 2.1 (inspect) [passport/ticket] revisar, controlar, checar* (Mexico/México) ; [machine/product] inspeccionar; [quality] controlar; [temperature/pressure/volume] comprobar*, chequear, checar* (Mexico/México) ; [e-mails] chequear, revisar, checar* (Mexico/México) I'm just going to check my e-mails solo voy a chequear mi correo electrónicoto check sth
forsth check the material for flaws compruebe or chequee or (Mexico/México) cheque que el material no tenga taras check your local branch for information infórmese en su sucursal más cercana 2.2 (verify) [facts/information] comprobar*, verificar*, chequear, checar* (Mexico/México) ; [accounts/bill] revisar, comprobar* let me check my diary/list déjame chequearlo or (Mexico/México) checarlo en mi agenda/lista check the meaning/spelling in the dictionary verifica or comprueba el significado/la ortografía en el diccionario to check sth againststh cotejar or chequear algo conalgo he checked the copy against the original cotejó or chequeó la copia con el original check that it's closed asegúrate de que or comprueba que esté cerrado did you check when they're arriving? ¿confirmaste cuándo llegan?, ¿chequeaste or (Mexico/México) checaste cuándo llegan? check whether the mail's arrived mira a ver si ha llegado el correoMore example sentences
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- Dermatologists often check the mouth to determine a skin diagnosis or detect sexually transmitted diseases.
- It is a good idea to have your contractor or consultant check the health and quality of the trees when they arrive on site.
- He is alert, listens carefully to question after question and scans his answers as if to check them for accuracy.
- His raids followed the pattern of ringing the door bell to check no-one was home, then going around to the back of the property and forcing a window.
- He checked a clock next to the bed. 3: 23.
- She checked the hallway and determined it was empty.
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- Remember: when you check a King with your Rook, you always like to have as much distance between your Rook and the enemy King as possible.
- The best way is to check your opponent's King with the obstructing piece, which forces a response.
- If you intend to check the enemy King, try to put as much distance between your Rook and his King as possible.
- 4 (American English/inglés norteamericano) 4.1 (deposit — in cloakroom) dejar en el guardarropa; (— in baggage office) dejar or [formal] depositar en consigna 4.2 (register) [Aviation/Aviación] [baggage] facturar, chequear (Latin America/América Latina)More example sentences
- No need to worry about checking your bags when using online check-in.
- Pack vital prescriptions in carry-on, not checked, luggage.
- Checking overweight bags or too many bags can add up to major charges - due before you proceed to the gate.
- 5 (American English/inglés norteamericano) (mark) marcar*, hacer* un tic or (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] una palomita en, poner* un visto en (Spain/España)
- verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (register) (at airport) facturar or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) chequear el equipaje; (at hotel) registrarse they haven't checked in yet todavía no se han registrado 1.2 (make routine contact) (American English/inglés norteamericano) he usually checks in after lunch generalmente llama/pasa después de comer if you're going to be late, be sure to check in si vas a llegar tarde, no dejes de avisarnos 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 (register) [luggage] facturar, chequear (Latin America/América Latina) the girl who checked us in la chica que nos atendió ( or nos facturó el equipaje etc) 2.2 (return) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [book/equipment] devolver*
check offverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
- verb + adverb (+ preposition + object)/verbo + adverbio (+ preposición + complemento) (leave) irse* he's already checked out of the hotel ya se ha ido del hotel (habiendo pagado la factura etc) 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (tally) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [story/account] cuadrar 1.2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 3.1 [figures/facts/story] verificar*, comprobar*, chequear, checar* (Mexico/México) we must check out the new film [colloquial/familiar] tenemos que ir a ver qué tal es la nueva película 3.2 (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) [shopping] [customer/client] pagar*; [cashier] cobrar how many books can I check out at one time? ¿cuántos libros puedo sacar a la vez? 1.3verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (die) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], estirar la pata [colloquial/familiar], diñarla (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], petatearla (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], cantar para el carnero (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [slang/argot], entregarla* (Chile) [colloquial/familiar]
check throughverb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
check upverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
- I'm not sure what time it arrives but I'll check up before leaving no estoy seguro de la hora que llega pero lo confirmaré antes de salirto check up (
onsb/sth) he's been checking up on her expenses le ha estado controlando los gastos have you been checking up on me? ¿me has estado vigilando or espiando? we checked up on him and found out he was lying hicimos averiguaciones y comprobamos que mentía I think there's a flight at 9, can you check up on that? creo que hay un vuelo a las 9 ¿puedes averiguar si es así? or ¿puedes comprobarlo or confirmarlo?