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check

check

 
pronunciation:
chek
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a test or search to make sure that something is correct or in order.
The stage crew ran a check of the sound system before the concert started.
synonyms:
examination, inspection, test
similar words:
investigation, probe, trial
definition 2: a written order to a bank to pay money from an account.
I pay my bills by check.
similar words:
certificate, draft
definition 3: a bill for food and drink at a bar or restaurant.
synonyms:
tab
similar words:
bill
definition 4: a design or pattern made up of small squares.
She wore a dress of red and black checks.
 
synonyms:
square
similar words:
plaid, tartan
definition 5: something that controls, holds back, or limits.
The rule against loud noise in the neighborhood put a check on band practice.
synonyms:
curb, rein
similar words:
boundary, confines, control, guidance, limit, restriction
definition 6: the situation in chess in which the king is under attack by an opponent's piece.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: checked, checking, checks
definition 1: to look over to make sure of correctness; examine carefully.
Would you check my paper to see if I have made any spelling mistakes?
synonyms:
inspect
similar words:
confirm, examine, investigate, probe, proof, scrutinize, test, verify
definition 2: to put under someone's care for a short time.
We checked our bags at the desk while we walked around the train station.
synonyms:
entrust, hand over
similar words:
commend, commit, deliver, leave
definition 3: to cause to stop suddenly.
The rider checked his galloping horse.
synonyms:
halt
antonyms:
accelerate, release
similar words:
arrest, balk, brake, control, end, leash, nip, rein in, stall, stay, stop
definition 4: to put a mark next to in order to show that something is correct or has been done (often followed by "off").
Please check off the items on the grocery list after you have found them.
similar words:
cross off, mark, query
derivation: checkless (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words check and Czech sound alike but have different meanings.
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