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check

check

 
pronunciation:
chek
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
check in, check off, check out, check up on
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a written order to a bank to pay money from an account.
I pay my bills by check.
similar words:
draft
definition 2: a bill for food and drink at a bar or restaurant.
The waiter gave us the check after we finished our meal.
similar words:
bill
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: checked, checking, checks
definition 1: to look at something in order to make sure that it is right or correct.
Please check the door to make sure it is locked.
synonyms:
inspect
similar words:
examine, investigate, test
definition 2: to give something to someone to keep for you while you travel or for a short time.
We checked our bags at the ticket counter before we got on the plane.The restaurant has a place to check our coats.
synonyms:
hand over
similar words:
commit, deliver, leave
phrase: check in
phrase: check off
phrase: check out
phrase: check up on
derivation: checkless (adj.)
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The words check and Czech sound alike but have different meanings.
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