1. check - noun
· a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
2. check - noun
· an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
3. check - noun
· the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"
4. check - noun
· the state of inactivity following an interruption; "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"
5. check - noun
· additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
6. check - noun
· the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"
7. check - noun
· a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
8. check - noun
· something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
9. check - noun
· a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
10. check - noun
· a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"
11. check - noun
· the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
12. check - noun
· obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
13. check - noun
· (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
14. check - verb
· examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
15. check - verb
· make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
16. check - verb
· be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
17. check - verb
· lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
18. check - verb
· stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
19. check - verb
· put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"
20. check - verb
· slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
21. check - verb
· be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!"
22. check - verb
· be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "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"
23. check - verb
· block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
24. check - verb
· develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
25. check - verb
· consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"
26. check - verb
· hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"
27. check - verb
· abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
28. check - verb
· stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"
29. check - verb
· mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
30. check - verb
· decline to initiate betting
31. check - verb
· hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
32. check - verb
· place into check; "He checked my kings"
33. check - verb
· write out a check on a bank account
34. check - verb
· find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "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"
35. check - verb
· verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"
36. check - verb
· arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
37. check - verb
· make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"
38. check - verb
· become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
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