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countercheck

[noun koun-ter-chek; verb koun-ter-chek] /noun ˈkaʊn tərˌtʃɛk; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈtʃɛk/
noun
1.
a check that opposes or restrains.
2.
a check controlling or confirming another check.
verb (used with object)
3.
to oppose or restrain (a tendency, force, trend, etc.) by contrary action.
4.
to control or confirm by a second check.
Origin of countercheck
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60; counter- + check1
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British Dictionary definitions for counter-checking

countercheck

noun (ˈkaʊntəˌtʃɛk)
1.
a check or restraint, esp one that acts in opposition to another
2.
a restraint that reinforces another restraint
3.
a double check, as for accuracy
verb (transitive) (ˌkaʊntəˈtʃɛk)
4.
to oppose by counteraction
5.
to control or restrain by a second check
6.
to double-check
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