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countercheck

[noun koun-ter-chek; verb koun-ter-chek]
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noun
  1. a check that opposes or restrains.
  2. a check controlling or confirming another check.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to oppose or restrain (a tendency, force, trend, etc.) by contrary action.
  2. to control or confirm by a second check.
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Origin of countercheck

First recorded in 1550–60; counter- + check1
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Related Words for counter-checking

invalidate, reverse, neutralize, void, undo, disallow, nullify, belie, vitiate, disprove, rebut, annihilate, subdue, redress, counterbalance, offset, negate, overcome, restore, vindicate

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
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verb (ˌkaʊntəˈtʃɛk) (tr)
  1. to oppose by counteraction
  2. to control or restrain by a second check
  3. to double-check
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