Definition of "check" [check]

  • An action or influence that stops motion or expression; a restraint: Heavy rains were a check on the army's advance. (noun)
  • The condition of being stopped or held back; restraint: kept my temper in check; holding agricultural pests in check with sprays. (noun)
  • An abrupt stop in forward movement or progress; a halt. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of inspecting or testing, as for accuracy or quality; examination: the careful check of each unit before sale; gave the car an oil check. (noun)
  • A standard for inspecting or evaluating; a test. (noun)
  • To pause or cause to pause, esp abruptly (verb)

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  • To restrain or control (verb)
  • To slow the growth or progress of; retard (verb)
  • To rebuke or rebuff (verb)
  • To examine, investigate, or make an inquiry into (facts, a product, etc) for accuracy, quality, or progress, esp rapidly or informally (verb)
  • To mark off so as to indicate approval, correctness, or preference (verb)
  • To correspond or agree (verb)
  • To leave in or accept (clothing or property) for temporary custody (verb)
  • To place (an opponent's king) in check (verb)
  • To mark with a pattern of squares or crossed lines (verb)
  • To crack or cause to crack (verb)
  • To impede (an opponent) (verb)
  • (of hounds) to pause in the pursuit of quarry while relocating a lost scent (verb)
  • To change from one quarry to another while in flight (verb)
  • To decline the option of opening the betting in a round of poker (verb)
  • A break in progress; stoppage (noun)
  • A restraint or rebuff (noun)
  • A person or thing that restrains, halts, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A control, esp a rapid or informal one, designed to ensure accuracy, progress, etc (noun)
  • A means or standard to ensure against fraud or error (noun)
  • The bill in a restaurant (noun)
  • A ticket or tag used to identify clothing or property deposited for custody (noun)
  • A pattern of squares or crossed lines (noun)
  • A single square in such a pattern (noun)
  • Fabric with a pattern of squares or crossed lines (noun)
  • The state or position of a king under direct attack, from which it must be moved or protected by another piece (noun)
  • A small crack, as one in veneer or one that occurs in timber during seasoning (noun)
  • Part of the action of a piano that arrests the backward motion of a hammer after it has struck a string and holds it until the key is released (noun)
  • A chip or counter used in some card and gambling games (noun)
  • A pause by the hounds in the pursuit of their quarry owing to loss of its scent (noun)
  • A ratchet fitted to a fishing reel to check the free running of the line (noun)
  • The act of impeding an opponent with one's body or stick (noun)
  • A call made to an opponent indicating that his or her king is in check (exclamation)
  • An expression of agreement (exclamation)

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Use "check" in a sentence
  • "Fixed: Potential problem where ImgBurn might check for updates more often than it should do because the \'last update check\ 'value isn\'t parsed correctly due to regional settings."
  • ""In": "Out" tooltip % check% if check = out; I dunno how redraw with DllCall ..."
  • "The only way we can keep Koch in check is to keep exposing these fake grassroots organizations."