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check

 
pronunciation:
chek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, interjection
phrases:
check in
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an assessment or search to make sure something is correct or in order.
synonyms:
examination, inspection, test
similar words:
checkout, investigation, perusal, probe, scrutiny, trial
definition 2: written instructions, usu. on a printed form, to a bank to pay money from an account.
similar words:
certificate, draft, scrip, voucher
definition 3: a bill for food and drink at a bar or restaurant.
synonyms:
chit, tab
similar words:
bill
definition 4: a design composed of squares, usu. of alternating colors, or one of the squares in such a design.
 
synonyms:
square
similar words:
hound's-tooth check, plaid, tartan
definition 5: a sudden or abrupt halt.
synonyms:
halt
similar words:
arrest, cessation, standstill, stay, stoppage
definition 6: something that restrains or limits.
synonyms:
bridle, curb, damper, rein, restraint
similar words:
bit, boundary, brake, confines, constraint, control, damp, guidance, leash, limit, limitation, manacle, rebuff, restriction, trammel
definition 7: in chess, the situation in which the king is under attack by an opponent's piece.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: checked, checking, checks
definition 1: to look over for correctness; examine carefully; verify.
synonyms:
inspect
similar words:
confirm, examine, investigate, overlook, probe, proof, scrutinize, test, verify
definition 2: to put under someone's care temporarily.
Check your baggage at the front desk.
synonyms:
consign, entrust, hand over
similar words:
commend, commit, deliver, leave
definition 3: to cause to halt suddenly.
synonyms:
halt
antonyms:
accelerate, release
similar words:
arrest, balk, brake, control, end, leash, nip, rein in, stall, stay, stem, stifle, stop, throttle
definition 4: to mark with a checkerboard pattern.
similar words:
pattern
definition 5: to put a verifying mark next to (often fol. by off).
Please check off every item on the list.
similar words:
cross off, mark, query
definition 6: in chess, to move one's piece so as to put (an opponent's king) under attack.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make an inquiry for the purpose of obtaining verification.
synonyms:
inquire
similar words:
ask, investigate, probe, question, snoop
definition 2: to turn out to be correct (often fol. by out).
synonyms:
add up, jibe
similar words:
accord, agree, concur, correspond, tally
definition 3: to suddenly stop.
synonyms:
freeze, halt
antonyms:
accelerate
similar words:
brake, break, end, stop
definition 4: in chess, to move a piece so as to put an opponent's king under attack.
phrase: check in
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: in chess, used to announce the fact that the king of one's opponent is under attack.
derivation: checkless (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words check and Czech sound alike but have different meanings.
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