held in check; suppressed or restrained: If not checked, the fungus could destroy the entire year's supply of wheat.Her enthusiasm for the renovations was checked after she saw the estimated cost.
(of baggage) accepted for conveyance under the privilege of a passenger's ticket: The major U.S. carriers raised the checked bag fee earlier this year.
the simple past tense and past participle of check1.
- un·checked, adjective
- well-checked, adjective
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How to use checked in a sentence
These young adults have voluntarily checked out of a political system they consider corrupt and dysfunctional.
The cop lay open-eyed with a grievous head wound as Johnson again checked for a pulse.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops | Michael Daly | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Never once was a box checked indicating that his work was unsatisfactory or needed improvement.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired. | David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The EMTs checked J.W. and said it was up to Hayden whether she was released into their custody.
Indeed, Putin checked out of Brisbane early, claiming he needed to get some sleep.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS | Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When these last words of his were interpreted to her, she started, made as if she would run after him, but checked herself.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Bernard uttered a quick exclamation, but Angela checked him with a glance, and Gordon looked from one of them to the other.Confidence | Henry James
He was greeted by hoots and jeers, but with absolute imperturbability he reorganised his forces and checked the enemy.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
She checked these useless inquiries; they gave rise to painful and humiliating conjectures.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
The clerk had put them all up now and packed them into the basket and stood expectantly with the list checked off in his hand.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for checked
having a pattern of small squares
phonetics (of a syllable) ending in a consonant
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