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back-check

[bak-chek] /ˈbækˌtʃɛk/
verb (used without object), Ice Hockey.
1.
to skate back toward one's defensive zone obstructing or impeding the movement or progress of one or more opponents on attack.
Compare check1 (def 15), fore-check.
verb (used with object)
2.
to check over or through; review:
Back-check the files to see if the patient's records are there.
Origin of back-check
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
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