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Definition of "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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."