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Definition of "checks" []

  • Money owed for goods or services supplied (noun)
  • A written or printed account or statement of money owed (noun)
  • Such an account for food and drink in a restaurant, hotel, etc (noun)
  • Any printed or written list of items, events, etc, such as a theatre programme (noun)
  • A statute in draft, before it becomes law (noun)
  • A printed notice or advertisement; poster (noun)
  • A piece of paper money; note (noun)
  • Any document (noun)
  • To send or present an account for payment to (a person) (verb)
  • To enter (items, goods, etc) on an account or statement (verb)
  • To advertise by posters (verb)
  • To schedule as a future programme (verb)
  • Plural form of check. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of check. (verb)

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Use "checks" in a sentence
  • "The term checks and balances has historically referred to dividing power among three, separate, but equal branches of government, executive, a legislature, and a judiciary."
  • "BLITZER: You know, some would argue, Jeff, that the framers of the constitution liked the idea of these -- what we call checks and balances, what others simply suggest is gridlock."
  • "Getting paid from ACORN while collecting their welfare checks is pretty lucrative isn't it?"