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check

  

      vb  
1    to pause or cause to pause, esp. abruptly  
2    tr   to restrain or control  
to check one's tears     
3    tr   to slow the growth or progress of; retard  
4    tr   to rebuke or rebuff  
5    when intr, often foll by: on or up on   to examine, investigate, or make an inquiry into (facts, a product, etc.) for accuracy, quality, or progress, esp. rapidly or informally  
6    tr     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to mark off so as to indicate approval, correctness, or preference,   (Usual Brit. word)    tick  
7    intr; often foll by: with     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to correspond or agree  
this report checks with the other     
8    tr     (Chiefly U.S., Canadian, and N.Z.)   to leave in or accept (clothing or property) for temporary custody  
9      (Chess)   to place (an opponent's king) in check  
10    tr   to mark with a pattern of squares or crossed lines  
11    to crack or cause to crack  
12      (Agriculture)      short for       checkrow  
13    tr     (Ice hockey)   to impede (an opponent)  
14    intr     (Hunting)   (of hounds) to pause in the pursuit of quarry while relocating a lost scent  
15    intr; foll by: at     (Falconry)   to change from one quarry to another while in flight  
16    intr   to decline the option of opening the betting in a round of poker  
17    check the helm     (Nautical)   to swing back the helm of a vessel to prevent it from turning too quickly or too far  
      n  
18    a break in progress; stoppage  
19    a restraint or rebuff  
20   
a    a person or thing that restrains, halts, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
a check line     
21   
a    a control, esp. a rapid or informal one, designed to ensure accuracy, progress, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
a check list     
22    a means or standard to ensure against fraud or error  
23       the U.S. word for       tick   1  
24       the U.S. spelling of       cheque  
25      (Chiefly U.S.)   the bill in a restaurant  
26      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a ticket or tag used to identify clothing or property deposited for custody  
27    a pattern of squares or crossed lines  
28    a single square in such a pattern  
29   
a    fabric with a pattern of squares or crossed lines  
b    (as modifier)  
a check suit     
30      (Chess)   the state or position of a king under direct attack, from which it must be moved or protected by another piece  
31    a small crack, as one in veneer or one that occurs in timber during seasoning  
32    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  
33    a chip or counter used in some card and gambling games  
34      (Hunting)   a pause by the hounds in the pursuit of their quarry owing to loss of its scent  
35      (Angling)   a ratchet fitted to a fishing reel to check the free running of the line  
36      (Ice hockey)   the act of impeding an opponent with one's body or stick  
37    in check   under control or restraint  
      interj  
38      (Chess)   a call made to an opponent indicating that his king is in check  
39      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   an expression of agreement,   (See also)        check in       check off       check out       checkup  
     (C14: from Old French eschec a check at chess, hence, a pause (to verify something), via Arabic from Persian shah the king! (in chess))  
  checkable      adj  


check digit  
      n     (Computing)   a digit derived from and appended to a string of data digits, used to detect corruption of the data string during transmission or transcription  
check in  
      vb   adv  
1    intr   to record one's arrival, as at a hotel or for work; sign in or report  
2    tr   to register the arrival of (passengers, etc.)  
      n  
  check-in  
3   
a    the formal registration of arrival, as at an airport or a hotel  
b    (as modifier)  
check-in time     
4    the place where one registers arrival at an airport, etc.  
check list  
      n   a list of items, facts, names, etc., to be checked or referred to for comparison, identification, or verification  
check off  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to mark with a tick  
2    to deduct (union contributions) directly from an employee's pay  
      n  
  check-off  
3    a procedure whereby an employer deducts union contributions directly from an employee's pay and pays the money to the union  
check out  
      vb   adv  
1    intr   to pay the bill and depart, esp. from a hotel  
2    intr   to depart from a place; record one's departure from work  
3    to investigate or prove to be in order after investigation  
the police checked out all the statements, their credentials checked out     
4    tr  
Informal   to have a look at; inspect  
check out the wally in the pink shirt     
      n  
  checkout  
5   
a    the latest time for vacating a room in a hotel, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
checkout time     
6    a counter, esp. in a supermarket, where customers pay  
check valve  
      n   a valve that closes by fluid pressure to prevent return flow,   (Also called)    nonreturn valve  
discovered check  
      n     (Chess)   check given by moving a man that has been masking a potential check from a bishop, rook, or queen  
dog's-tooth check   , dog-tooth check  
      n      other names for       hound's-tooth check  
double-check  
      vb  
1    to check twice or again; verify  
      n  
  double check  
2    a second examination or verification  
3      (Chess)   a simultaneous check from two pieces brought about by moving one piece to give check and thereby revealing a second check from another piece  
hound's-tooth check  
      n   a pattern of broken or jagged checks, esp. one printed on or woven into cloth,   (Also called)    dogs-tooth check, dogtooth check  
parity check  
      n   a check made of computer data to ensure that the total number of bits of value 1 (or 0) in each unit of information remains odd or even after transfer between a peripheral device and the memory or vice versa  
perpetual check  
      n     (Chess)   a consecutive series of checks that the checked player cannot avoid, leading to a drawn game  
rain check  
      n  
1      (U.S. and Canadian)   a ticket stub for a baseball or other game that allows readmission on a future date if the event is cancelled because of rain  
2    the deferral of acceptance of an offer, esp., a voucher issued to a customer wishing to purchase a sale item that is temporarily out of stock, enabling him to buy it at the special price when next the item is available  
3    take a rain check  
Informal   to accept the postponement of an offer  
sound check  
      n   an on-the-spot rehearsal by a band before a gig to enable the sound engineer to set up the mixer  
spot check  
      n  
1    a quick random examination  
2    a check made without prior warning  
      vb  
  spot-check  
3    tr   to perform a spot check on  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
verification conducted by police to find out if a person has a criminal record or not.
Usually requested by an individual for new employment, citizenship applications, name changes, etc.

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