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[n] the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"
[n] (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
[n] obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
[n] the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
[n] a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"
[n] a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
[n] something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
[n] an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
[n] additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
[n] the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"
[n] a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
[n] a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
[n] the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
[v] become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
[v] make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"
[v] arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
[v] slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
[v] examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
[v] put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on the list"
[v] be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
[v] verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"
[v] find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
[v] write out a check on a bank account
[v] place into check in a game of chess; "He checked my kings"
[v] hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in SE Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back athe tide of communism"
[v] decline to initiate betting, in poker
[v] mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
[v] stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
[v] stop in a chase esp. when scent is lost; "The dog checked"
[v] abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons
[v] hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"
[v] consign for shipment on a vehicle, as of luggage; "check your luggage before boarding"
[v] lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
[v] make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
[v] train by instruction and practice; esp. to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
[v] block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
[v] be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints do'nt match those on the gun"
[v] be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!"

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