- A written order directing a bank to pay money.
- usage: "he paid all his bills by check"
- An appraisal of the state of affairs.
- usage: "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
- synonyms: assay
- The bill in a restaurant.
- usage: "he asked the waiter for the check"
- The state of inactivity following an interruption.
- usage: "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"
- Additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct.
- usage: "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
- The act of inspecting or verifying.
- usage: "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"
- A mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc..
- usage: "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
- Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.
- A mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something.
- synonyms: chip
- A textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard. )
- usage: "she wore a skirt with checks"
- The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.
- usage: "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
- Obstructing an opponent in ice hockey.
- Chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king. (
- Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition.
- usage: "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
- Make an examination or investigation.
- usage: "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
- Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something.
- usage: "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
- Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.
- usage: "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
- Stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution.
- usage: "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
- Put a check mark on or near or next to.
- usage: "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"
- Slow the growth or development of.
- usage: "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
- Be verified or confirmed; pass inspection.
- usage: "These stories don't check"
- synonyms: check out
- Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics.
- usage: "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"
- Block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey.
- Develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control.
- usage: "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained"
- Consign for shipment on a vehicle.
- usage: "check your luggage before boarding"
- Hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping.
- usage: "Check your coat at the door"
- Abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey.
- Stop in a chase especially when scent is lost.
- usage: "The dog checked"
- Mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on.
- Decline to initiate betting.
- Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of.
- usage: "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
- Place into check.
- usage: "He checked my kings"
- Write out a check on a bank account.
- Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
- usage: "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"
- Verify by consulting a source or authority.
- usage: "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"
- Arrest the motion (of something) abruptly.
- usage: "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
- Make cracks or chinks in.
- usage: "The heat checked the paint"
- synonyms: chink
- Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only.
- usage: "The glass cracked when it was heated"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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