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    check - Dictionary definition and meaning for word check

    Definition
    (noun) a written order directing a bank to pay money
    Synonyms : bank check , cheque
    Example Sentence
    • he paid all his bills by check
    Definition
    (noun) an appraisal of the state of affairs
    Synonyms : assay
    Example Sentence
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress
    Definition
    (noun) the bill in a restaurant
    Synonyms : chit , tab
    Example Sentence
    • he asked the waiter for the check
    Definition
    (noun) the state of inactivity following an interruption
    Synonyms : arrest , halt , hitch , stay , stop , stoppage
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
    Example Sentence
    • fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory
    Definition
    (noun) the act of inspecting or verifying
    Example Sentence
    • they made a check of their equipment
    • the pilot ran through the check-out procedure
    Definition
    (noun) a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
    Synonyms : check mark , tick
    Example Sentence
    • as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name
    Definition
    (noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress Definition
    (noun) a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
    Synonyms : chip
    Definition
    (noun) a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
    Example Sentence
    • she wore a skirt with checks
    Definition
    (noun) the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
    Synonyms : bridle , curb
    Example Sentence
    • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper
    Definition
    (noun) obstructing an opponent in ice hockey Definition
    (noun) (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king Definition
    (verb) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    Example Sentence
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine
    Definition
    (verb) make an examination or investigation
    Example Sentence
    • check into the rumor
    • check the time of the class
    Definition
    (verb) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    Synonyms : ascertain , assure , control , ensure , insure , see , see to it
    Example Sentence
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product
    Definition
    (verb) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    Synonyms : contain , control , curb , hold , hold in , moderate
    Example Sentence
    • moderate your alcohol intake
    • hold your tongue
    • hold your temper
    • control your anger
    Definition
    (verb) stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
    Example Sentence
    • She checked for an instant and missed a step
    Definition
    (verb) put a check mark on or near or next to
    Synonyms : check off , mark , mark off , tick , tick off
    Example Sentence
    • Please check each name on the list
    • tick off the items
    • mark off the units
    Definition
    (verb) slow the growth or development of
    Synonyms : delay , retard
    Example Sentence
    • The brain damage will retard the child's language development
    Definition
    (verb) be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
    Synonyms : check out
    Example Sentence
    • These stories don't check!
    Definition
    (verb) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
    Synonyms : agree , correspond , fit , gibe , jibe , match , tally
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey Definition
    (verb) develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    Synonyms : condition , discipline , train
    Example Sentence
    • Parents must discipline their children
    • Is this dog trained?
    Definition
    (verb) consign for shipment on a vehicle
    Example Sentence
    • check your luggage before boarding
    Definition
    (verb) hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
    Example Sentence
    • Check your coat at the door
    Definition
    (verb) abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey Definition
    (verb) stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
    Example Sentence
    • The dog checked
    Definition
    (verb) mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
    Synonyms : checker , chequer
    Definition
    (verb) decline to initiate betting Definition
    (verb) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    Synonyms : arrest , contain , hold back , stop , turn back
    Example Sentence
    • Arrest the downward trend
    • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    • Contain the rebel movement
    • Turn back the tide of communism
    Definition
    (verb) place into check
    Example Sentence
    • He checked my kings
    Definition
    (verb) write out a check on a bank account Definition
    (verb) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
    Synonyms : ascertain , determine , find out , learn , see , watch
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) verify by consulting a source or authority
    Example Sentence
    • check the spelling of this word
    • check your facts
    Definition
    (verb) arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
    Example Sentence
    • He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve
    Definition
    (verb) make cracks or chinks in
    Synonyms : chink
    Example Sentence
    • The heat checked the paint
    Definition
    (verb) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
    Synonyms : break , crack
    Example Sentence
    • The glass cracked when it was heated
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for check

in chess when we check the king he cant move forward..so we are stoppping his motion

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when POLICE is CHECKing vehicles, traffic is STOP OR SLOW IN PROGRESS

in a restaurant when we ask for check, we actually stop ordering

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