check

phonetic symbol: / tʃék / 

check - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the act of inspecting or verifying
e.g.)
・they made a check of their equipment
・the pilot ran through the check-out procedure
check-out procedure , checkout

[ noun ]
■ (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king

[ noun ]
■ obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

[ noun ]
■ the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
bridle , curb

[ noun ]
■ a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
e.g.)
・she wore a skirt with checks

[ noun ]
■ a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
chip

[ noun ]
■ something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
balk , baulk , deterrent , handicap , hinderance , hindrance , impediment

[ noun ]
■ an appraisal of the state of affairs
e.g.)
・a check on its dependability under stress
assay

[ noun ]
■ additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
confirmation , substantiation , verification

[ noun ]
■ the bill in a restaurant
e.g.)
・he asked the waiter for the check
chit , tab

[ noun ]
■ a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
e.g.)
・as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name
check mark , tick

[ noun ]
■ a written order directing a bank to pay money
e.g.)
・he paid all his bills by check
bank check , cheque

[ noun ]
■ the state of inactivity following an interruption
e.g.)
・held them in check
arrest , halt , hitch , stay , stop , stoppage

[ verb ]
■ become fractured
■ break or crack on the surface only
break , crack

[ verb ]
■ make cracks or chinks in
e.g.)
・The heat checked the paint
chink

[ verb ]
■ arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
e.g.)
・He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve

[ verb ]
■ slow the growth or development of
delay , retard

[ verb ]
■ examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
e.g.)
・check the brakes
・Check out the engine
check into , check out , check over , check up on , go over , look into , suss out

[ verb ]
■ put a check mark on or near or next to
e.g.)
・Please check each name on the list
check off , mark , mark off , tick , tick off

[ verb ]
■ be careful or certain to do something
■ make certain of something
ascertain , assure , control , ensure , insure , see , see to it

[ verb ]
■ verify by consulting a source or authority
e.g.)
・check the spelling of this word
・check your facts

[ verb ]
■ find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
e.g.)
・Check whether the train leaves on time
ascertain , determine , find out , learn , see , watch

[ verb ]
■ write out a check on a bank account

[ verb ]
■ place into check
e.g.)
・He checked my kings

[ verb ]
■ hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
■ check the expansion or influence of
e.g.)
・Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
arrest , contain , hold back , stop , turn back

[ verb ]
■ decline to initiate betting

[ verb ]
■ mark into squares or draw squares on
■ draw crossed lines on
checker , chequer

[ verb ]
■ stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
e.g.)
・She checked for an instant and missed a step

[ verb ]
■ stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
e.g.)
・The dog checked

[ verb ]
■ abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey

[ verb ]
■ hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
e.g.)
・Check your coat at the door

[ verb ]
■ consign for shipment on a vehicle
e.g.)
・check your luggage before boarding

[ verb ]
■ lessen the intensity of
■ temper
■ hold in restraint
■ hold or keep within limits
contain , control , curb , hold , hold in , moderate

[ verb ]
■ make an examination or investigation
e.g.)
・check into the rumor
・check the time of the class

[ verb ]
■ develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice
■ especially to teach self-control
condition , discipline , train

[ verb ]
■ block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey

[ verb ]
■ be compatible, similar or consistent
■ coincide in their characteristics
e.g.)
・The handwriting checks with the signature on the check
agree , correspond , fit , gibe , jibe , match , tally

[ verb ]
■ be verified or confirmed
■ pass inspection
e.g.)
・These stories don't check!
check out

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