[noun koun-ter-chek; verb koun-ter-chek]
a check that opposes or restrains.
a check controlling or confirming another check.
verb (used with object)
to oppose or restrain (a tendency, force, trend, etc.) by contrary action.
to control or confirm by a second check.
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Origin of countercheck
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a check or restraint, esp one that acts in opposition to another
a restraint that reinforces another restraint
a double check, as for accuracy
verb (ˌkaʊntəˈtʃɛk) (tr)
to oppose by counteraction
to control or restrain by a second check
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