verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
noun, plural checks or for 40, chex.
- the losing of the scent by a dog or pack.
- (in fox hunting) a period in a hunt, following the losing of the scent by the hounds, during which the field rests quietly while the hounds cast to regain the scent.
- to vacate and pay for one's quarters at a hotel.
- to verify or become verified; examine or investigate.
- to fulfill requirements, as by passing a test: The engine checked out and we proceeded on our way.
- to itemize, total the cost of, and collect payment for (a purchase): The supermarket cashier was exhausted from checking out groceries all day long.
- to have the cost added up and pay for merchandise.
- to borrow (an item) by having it listed as one's temporary responsibility: The adding machine was checked out in your name.
- Informal. to depart quickly or abruptly; leave in a hurry.
- Slang. to die.
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Idioms for check
Origin of check1
SYNONYMS FOR check
synonym study for check
OTHER WORDS FROM checkcheck·less, adjective
Words nearby check
Definition for check (2 of 2)
noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
Origin of check2
Example sentences from the Web for check
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
We try to avoid going away for too long, so we can check back in.
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“There are too many mysteries not to check out every lead,” Orlandi said.
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See Trollope, ii, 179, as to the endless Florentine devices to check special power and to vary the balance of the constitution.The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
Rick and Scotty watched Jimmy Kelly check the diving equipment of the frogman teams lined up on the destroyer escort's deck.The Wailing Octopus|Harold Leland Goodwin
Tommy was not inclined to check his pace, but a revolver in the hands of the fellow induced him to do so.Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone|G. Harvey Ralphson
You have heard, I doubt not, how England is resolved not to be thus held in check.French and English|Evelyn Everett-Green
Edith rose, and, going up to her husband, put the check in his hand.The Brute|Frederic Arnold Kummer
British Dictionary definitions for check
- a person or thing that restrains, halts, etc
- (as modifier)a check line
- a control, esp a rapid or informal one, designed to ensure accuracy, progress, etc
- (as modifier)a check list
- fabric with a pattern of squares or crossed lines
- (as modifier)a check suit
Derived forms of checkcheckable, adjective
Word Origin for check
Idioms and Phrases with check
In addition to the idioms beginning with check
- check in
- check into
- check off
- check on
- check out
- check over
- checks and balances
- check up
- blank check
- claim check
- in check
- pick up (the check)
- rain check
- reality check
- rubber check