Check - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the act of inspecting or verifying (syn: checkout)
the pilot ran through the check-out procedure
- a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something (syn: chip)
- a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
- obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
- (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
check the time of the class
- lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits (syn: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate)
- stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
- be verified or confirmed; pass inspection (syn: check out)
- develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control (syn: condition, discipline, train)
- consign for shipment on a vehicle
- abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
- stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
- decline to initiate betting
- hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of (syn: arrest, contain, hold back, stop, turn back)
- place into check
- find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort (syn: ascertain, determine, find out, learn, see, watch)
- verify by consulting a source or authority
check your facts
Please give the schedule a check to see if the times are correct.
I gave the ingredients list a quick check to see if the cereal contained any sugar.
She ran a quick check of the computer to make sure it was working properly.
The police ran a check on the license plate and found out that the car had been stolen.
He was penalized for an illegal check.
He made out the check to me and signed it, and I deposited it in my account.
Do you want to pay in cash, by check, or by credit card?
Make sure to check your spelling.
She checked her makeup in the mirror.
We should check the equipment to make sure that it's working properly.
The guards checked my passport.
He checked his watch and saw that it was almost noon.
I'll just check the map to see where we are.
I'll check the newspaper to see when the movie starts.
If you're looking for a spoon, check the top drawer.
check out — examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
present participle: checking
past tense: checked
past participle: checked