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check

 
Noun check has 13 senses
  1. check, bank check, cheque - a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
    --1 is a kind of draft, bill of exchange, order of payment
    --1 has particulars:
     bad check, bad cheque; kite; kite; counter check; giro, giro cheque; paycheck, payroll check; certified check, certified cheque; personal check, personal cheque; cashier's check, treasurer's check, cashier's cheque, treasurer's cheque; blank check, blank cheque; medicare check, medicare payment
    Derived form: verb check20
  2. assay, check - an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
    --2 is a kind of appraisal, assessment
    --2 has particulars:
     countercheck, double check; Apgar score; paternity test; stress test
    Derived form: verb check1
  3. check, chit, tab - the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"
    --3 is a kind of bill, account, invoice
  4. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage - the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
    --4 is a kind of inaction, inactivity, inactiveness
    --4 has particulars: countercheck; logjam
    Derived forms: verb check5, verb check23
  5. confirmation, verification, check, substantiation - additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
    --5 is a kind of proof, cogent evidence
    --5 has particulars:
     bed check; crosscheck; parity check, redundant check, odd-even check; checksum
    Derived forms: verb check2, verb check3
  6. check, checkout, check-out procedure - the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"
    --6 is a kind of inspection, review
    --6 has particulars: spot check
    Derived forms: verb check8, verb check21, verb check22, verb check3, verb check1
  7. check mark, check, tick - a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
    --7 is a kind of mark
    Derived form: verb check6
  8. hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    --8 is a kind of difficulty
    --8 has particulars:
     albatross, millstone; bind; drag; obstacle, obstruction; straitjacket
  9. check, chip - a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
    --9 is a kind of blemish, defect, mar
    Derived forms: verb check24, verb check25
  10. check - a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"
    --10 is a kind of
    weave
    --10 has particulars:
     houndstooth check, hound's-tooth check, dogstooth check, dogs-tooth check, dog's-tooth check
    Derived form: verb check16
  11. bridle, check, curb - the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
    --11 is a kind of restraint
    Derived forms: verb check4, verb check11
  12. check - obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
    --12 is a kind of
    obstruction
    --12 is a part of ice hockey, hockey, hockey game
    --12 has particulars: crosscheck; poke check
    Derived form: verb check10
  13. check - (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
    --13 is a kind of
    chess move
    --13 has particulars: discovered check
Verb check has 25 senses
  1. check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into - examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
    --1 is one way to analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
    Derived forms: noun check2, noun check6, noun checker2
    Sample sentences:
    The men check the area for animals
    The men check for animals in the area
  2. check - make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
    --2 is one way to
    examine, see
    Derived form: noun check5
    Sample sentence:
    They won't check the story
  3. see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure - be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
    --3 is one way to verify
    Derived forms: noun check5, noun check6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  4. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
    --4 is one way to restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back
    Derived form: noun check11
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. check - stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
    --5 is one way to
    stop, halt
    Derived form: noun check4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  6. check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick - put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"
    --6 is one way to verify
    Derived form: noun check7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. check, retard, delay - slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
    --7 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. check, check out - be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!"
    Derived form: noun check6
    Sample sentence:
    They won't check the story
  9. match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
    --9 is one way to equal, be
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  10. check - block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
    --10 is one way to
    obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass
    Derived form: noun check12
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to check his opponent
  11. discipline, train, check, condition - train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
    --11 is one way to develop, make grow
    Derived form: noun check11
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  12. check - consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"
    --12 is one way to
    consign, charge
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  13. check - hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"
    --13 is one way to
    consign, charge
    Derived form: noun checker1
    Sample sentence:
    They check the cape
  14. check - abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons
    --14 is one way to
    stop, halt
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  15. check - stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"
    --15 is one way to
    stop, halt
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  16. check, checker, chequer - mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
    --16 is one way to draw
    Derived form: noun check10
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  17. check - decline to initiate betting
    --17 is one way to
    move, go
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  18. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back - hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
    --18 is one way to defend
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  19. check - place into check; "He checked my kings"
    --19 is one way to
    attack, aggress
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  20. check - write out a check on a bank account
    --20 is one way to
    write out, issue, make out, cut
    Derived form: noun check1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  21. determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn - find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
    Derived form: noun check6
    Sample sentence:
    They check whether there was a traffic accident
  22. check - verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"
    --22 is one way to
    verify
    Derived form: noun check6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  23. check - arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
    --23 is one way to
    stop
    Derived form: noun check4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  24. check, chink - make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"
    --24 is one way to crack
    Derived form: noun check9
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  25. crack, check, break - become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
    --25 is one way to change
    Derived form: noun check9
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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