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check (n)
Definition: an appraisal of the state of affairs
Example: they made an assay of the contents. a check on its dependability under stress.
Definition: an appraisal of the state of affairs
Example: they made an assay of the contents. a check on its dependability under stress.
Definition: an appraisal of the state of affairs
Example: they made an assay of the contents. a check on its dependability under stress.
check (n)
Definition: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
Definition: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
Definition: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
check (v)
Definition: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
Example: He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve.
Definition: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
Example: He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve.
Definition: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
Example: He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve.
check (v)
Definition: stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
Example: The dog checked.
Definition: stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
Example: The dog checked.
Definition: stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
Example: The dog checked.
check (v)
Definition: put a check mark on or near or next to
Example: Please check each name on the list. tick off the items. mark off the units.
Definition: put a check mark on or near or next to
Example: Please check each name on the list. tick off the items. mark off the units.
Definition: put a check mark on or near or next to
Example: Please check each name on the list. tick off the items. mark off the units.
check (v)
Definition: write out a check on a bank account
Definition: write out a check on a bank account
Definition: write out a check on a bank account
check (n)
Definition: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
Definition: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
Definition: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
check (v)
Definition: develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice
Example: Parents must discipline their children. Is this dog trained?.
Definition: develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice
Example: Parents must discipline their children. Is this dog trained?.
Definition: develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice
Example: Parents must discipline their children. Is this dog trained?.
check (v)
Definition: hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
Example: Check your coat at the door.
Definition: hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
Example: Check your coat at the door.
Definition: hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
Example: Check your coat at the door.
check (v)
Definition: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Example: I want to see whether she speaks French. See whether it works. find out if he speaks Russian. Check whether the train leaves on time.
Definition: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Example: I want to see whether she speaks French. See whether it works. find out if he speaks Russian. Check whether the train leaves on time.
Definition: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Example: I want to see whether she speaks French. See whether it works. find out if he speaks Russian. Check whether the train leaves on time.
check (v)
Definition: decline to initiate betting
Definition: decline to initiate betting
Definition: decline to initiate betting
check (v)
Definition: be verified or confirmed
Example: These stories don't check!.
Definition: be verified or confirmed
Example: These stories don't check!.
Definition: be verified or confirmed
Example: These stories don't check!.
check (v)
Definition: stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
Example: She checked for an instant and missed a step.
Definition: stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
Example: She checked for an instant and missed a step.
Definition: stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
Example: She checked for an instant and missed a step.
check (v)
Definition: verify by consulting a source or authority
Example: check the spelling of this word. check your facts.
Definition: verify by consulting a source or authority
Example: check the spelling of this word. check your facts.
Definition: verify by consulting a source or authority
Example: check the spelling of this word. check your facts.
check (v)
Definition: mark into squares or draw squares on
Definition: mark into squares or draw squares on
Definition: mark into squares or draw squares on
check (v)
Definition: be compatible, similar or consistent
Example: The two stories don't agree in many details. The handwriting checks with the signature on the check. The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun.
Definition: be compatible, similar or consistent
Example: The two stories don't agree in many details. The handwriting checks with the signature on the check. The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun.
Definition: be compatible, similar or consistent
Example: The two stories don't agree in many details. The handwriting checks with the signature on the check. The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun.
check (n)
Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption
Example: the negotiations were in arrest. held them in check. during the halt he got some lunch. the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow. he spent the entire stop in his seat.
Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption
Example: the negotiations were in arrest. held them in check. during the halt he got some lunch. the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow. he spent the entire stop in his seat.
Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption
Example: the negotiations were in arrest. held them in check. during the halt he got some lunch. the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow. he spent the entire stop in his seat.
check (v)
Definition: be careful or certain to do something
Example: He verified that the valves were closed. See that the curtains are closed. control the quality of the product.
Definition: be careful or certain to do something
Example: He verified that the valves were closed. See that the curtains are closed. control the quality of the product.
Definition: be careful or certain to do something
Example: He verified that the valves were closed. See that the curtains are closed. control the quality of the product.
check (n)
Definition: a written order directing a bank to pay money
Example: he paid all his bills by check.
Definition: a written order directing a bank to pay money
Example: he paid all his bills by check.
Definition: a written order directing a bank to pay money
Example: he paid all his bills by check.
check (n)
Definition: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
Definition: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
Definition: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
check (v)
Definition: become fractured
Example: The glass cracked when it was heated.
Definition: become fractured
Example: The glass cracked when it was heated.
Definition: become fractured
Example: The glass cracked when it was heated.
check (v)
Definition: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
Example: Arrest the downward trend. Check the growth of communism in South East Asia. Contain the rebel movement. Turn back the tide of communism.
Definition: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
Example: Arrest the downward trend. Check the growth of communism in South East Asia. Contain the rebel movement. Turn back the tide of communism.
Definition: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
Example: Arrest the downward trend. Check the growth of communism in South East Asia. Contain the rebel movement. Turn back the tide of communism.
check (n)
Definition: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Definition: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Definition: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
check (v)
Definition: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
Example: check the brakes. Check out the engine.
Definition: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
Example: check the brakes. Check out the engine.
Definition: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
Example: check the brakes. Check out the engine.
check (n)
Definition: the act of inspecting or verifying
Example: they made a check of their equipment. the pilot ran through the check-out procedure.
Definition: the act of inspecting or verifying
Example: they made a check of their equipment. the pilot ran through the check-out procedure.
Definition: the act of inspecting or verifying
Example: they made a check of their equipment. the pilot ran through the check-out procedure.
check (v)
Definition: make cracks or chinks in
Example: The heat checked the paint.
Definition: make cracks or chinks in
Example: The heat checked the paint.
Definition: make cracks or chinks in
Example: The heat checked the paint.
check (n)
Definition: the bill in a restaurant
Example: he asked the waiter for the check.
Definition: the bill in a restaurant
Example: he asked the waiter for the check.
Definition: the bill in a restaurant
Example: he asked the waiter for the check.
check (v)
Definition: lessen the intensity of
Example: moderate your alcohol intake. hold your tongue. hold your temper. control your anger.
Definition: lessen the intensity of
Example: moderate your alcohol intake. hold your tongue. hold your temper. control your anger.
Definition: lessen the intensity of
Example: moderate your alcohol intake. hold your tongue. hold your temper. control your anger.
check (v)
Definition: make an examination or investigation
Example: check into the rumor. check the time of the class.
Definition: make an examination or investigation
Example: check into the rumor. check the time of the class.
Definition: make an examination or investigation
Example: check into the rumor. check the time of the class.
check (n)
Definition: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
Example: as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name.
Definition: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
Example: as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name.
Definition: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
Example: as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name.
check (v)
Definition: block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
Definition: block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
Definition: block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
check (v)
Definition: place into check
Example: He checked my kings.
Definition: place into check
Example: He checked my kings.
Definition: place into check
Example: He checked my kings.
check (v)
Definition: consign for shipment on a vehicle
Example: check your luggage before boarding.
Definition: consign for shipment on a vehicle
Example: check your luggage before boarding.
Definition: consign for shipment on a vehicle
Example: check your luggage before boarding.
check (v)
Definition: slow the growth or development of
Example: The brain damage will retard the child's language development.
Definition: slow the growth or development of
Example: The brain damage will retard the child's language development.
Definition: slow the growth or development of
Example: The brain damage will retard the child's language development.
check (n)
Definition: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
Example: fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory.
Definition: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
Example: fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory.
Definition: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
Example: fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory.
check (n)
Definition: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
Example: she wore a skirt with checks.
Definition: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
Example: she wore a skirt with checks.
Definition: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
Example: she wore a skirt with checks.
check (v)
Definition: abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
Definition: abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
Definition: abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
check (n)
Definition: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
Example: his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper.
Definition: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
Example: his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper.
Definition: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
Example: his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper.