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checkoff a system of collecting union dues by deducting the amount due from the employee's paycheck.
check off to make a mark next to things on a list that are already correct, completed, or not needed anymore.
checkout the act of checking out of a hotel room. [4 definitions]
check out to pay for items in a supermarket or other large store, often by waiting in one of the lines. [5 definitions]
checkpoint a place where something is halted for inspection, esp. a border station where the documents or vehicles of travelers are inspected.
checkrein a short rein hooked on to a horse's saddle or harness, or to another horse in a team, preventing the horse from lowering or tossing its head.
checkroom a place where coats, baggage, and the like may be temporarily stored.
checks and balances a governmental mechanism of self-regulation provided for in the U.S. and other constitutions, by which the powers of each branch of government are limited by powers vested in another branch of government.
checkup an examination of a person or thing to discover if there are any problems
check up on to look at or seek information about (someone or something) in order to find out if they are all right or if they getting into any trouble.
cheddar (sometimes cap.) a smooth hard cheese that varies in taste from mild to very sharp.
cheek the side of the face between the jaw and the eye. [3 definitions]
cheekbone the bone just below the eye.
cheeky impertinent or insolent, sometimes in a teasing or humorous way; disrespectful; impudent.
cheep to chirp or make a peeping sound, as a small bird. [2 definitions]
cheer liveliness, happiness, or gaiety. [9 definitions]
cheerful full of cheer or good spirits; happy. [3 definitions]
cheerlead to encourage fans of a sports team to cheer during a sports event, usually by calling out special types of yells and chants that fans can join in with.
cheerleader a person who leads spectators in organized cheering for the players at sporting events.
cheerleading the activity of encouraging spectators to cheer for a sports team during a competitive event using special yells and chants in addition to performing strenuous athletic feats of tumbling and gymnastics to bolster spectators' enthusiasm.
cheerless without joy or cheer; gloomy, dreary, or dismal.