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  • n  a written order directing a bank to pay money
    he paid all his bills by check
  • n  an appraisal of the state of affairs
    a check on its dependability under stress
  • n  the bill in a restaurant
    he asked the waiter for the check
  • n  the state of inactivity following an interruption
    held them in check
  • n  additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
  • n  the act of inspecting or verifying
    they made a check of their equipment
    the pilot ran through the check-out procedure
  • 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  something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  • n  a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
  • n  a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
    she wore a skirt with checks
  • n  the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
  • n  obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
  • n  (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
  • v  examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check the brakes
  • v  make an examination or investigation
    check into the rumor
    check the time of the class
  • v  be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  • v  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  • v  stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
    She checked for an instant and missed a step
  • v  put a check mark on or near or next to
    Please check each name on the list
  • v  slow the growth or development of
  • v  be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
    These stories don't check!
  • v  be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
    The handwriting checks with the signature on the check
  • v  block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
  • v  develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
  • v  consign for shipment on a vehicle
    check your luggage before boarding
  • v  hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
  • v  abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
  • v  stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
    The dog checked
  • v  mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
  • v  decline to initiate betting
  • v  hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
  • v  place into check
    He checked my kings
  • v  write out a check on a bank account
  • v  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • v  verify by consulting a source or authority
    check the spelling of this word
    check your facts
  • v  arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
    He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve
  • v  make cracks or chinks in
    The heat checked the paint
  • v  become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

  • As check cashing booms and Wal-Mart looms, banks chase a group they once ignored.
  • Last week, the FAA suspended curbside baggage check-in.
  • Under Reed, American Express traveler's check sales have climbed 20% a year (1955 total: about $2.
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  • Check Printing Software at $0: & Trialpay Have Joined Forces to Provide a Father’s Day Deal
    Show dad he’s made a difference by getting ezCheckpersonal check printing software for Father’s Day. This software is $0 through trialpay and can be tested at . (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 14, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Equipment check
    Vineland Company 6 firefighters Dan Durand (right) and Dan Walters check powers saws for their newest fire engine Thursday outside the city's fire headquarters at Fourth and Wood streets. 'This is how we start every morning, by testing equipment,' Walters said.
    June 14, 2013 - Daily Journal
  • Check in on the Design World at Dwell on Design, June 21-23
    Dwell on Design is the nation's biggest modern design event, bringing over 30,000 visitors annually to the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year, check out: Over 400 exhibitors Keynote speaker and American Institute of Architects gold medalist Michael Graves Dwell on Design's first-ever artist-in-residence Tanya Aguiñiga The third-annual Dwell on Design Awards Three days of continuing ...
    June 13, 2013 - LAist

  • Ryan Crocker in Reuters
    Senate confirmation of presidential appointees is an essential process prescribed by the Constitution that serves as a check on executive power and protects Montanans and all Americans by ensuring that crucial questions are asked of the nominee,... Max Baucus New York Times (blog) Jul 7, 2010 16951 23533 check We do expect results, as do the Iraqi people, and our support is not a blank check," Crocker said.
  • Mitch McConnell in FOXNews
    The issue, McConnell said, "really relates too......whether or not in the United States of America our people want the majority party to have whatever it wants, without restraint, without a check or balance."

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