countercheck

[noun koun-ter-chek; verb koun-ter-chek]
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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.

Origin of countercheck

First recorded in 1550–60; counter- + check1
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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 (ˌkaʊntəˈtʃɛk) (tr)
  1. to oppose by counteraction
  2. to control or restrain by a second check
  3. to double-check
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