- check as a noun:
- 13 as a verb:
A written order directing a bank to pay money:
— He paid all his bills by check.
Dutch: betaalcheque, cheque, controle
An appraisal of the state of affairs:
— A check on its dependability under stress.
The bill in a restaurant:
— He asked the waiter for the check.
Dutch: kruisje, rekening
The state of inactivity following an interruption:
— Held them in check.
Additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct.
Dutch: bewijs, contra-expertise, verificatie
The act of inspecting or verifying:
— They made a check of their equipment.
— The pilot ran through the check-out procedure.
Polish: skontrolowanie, sprawdzenie
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.
Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology†, semeiotics†; Zeitgeist. [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more
Dutch: aankruisen, aanstrepen, afvinken, vink
Polish: fajeczka, fajka, ptaszek
Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.
Dutch: barrière, belemmering, beletsel, drempel, handicap, hindernis, hinderpaal, hobbel, obstakel, rem ... show more
Polish: zawada, piąte koło u wozu, kamień u szyi, kula u nogi, ciężar
A mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something.
Dutch: vinkje, schaak, beschadiging, patat, friet
A textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard).
The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.
Obstructing an opponent in ice hockey.
chess A direct attack on an opponent's king.
Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition:
— Check the brakes.
— Check out the engine.
Roget 826: be composed etc. adj.. laisser faire [Fr.], laisser aller [Fr.]; take things easily, take things as they come; take it easy, rub on, live and let live; take easily, take cooly†, take in good part; aequam servare mentem [Lat.]. ... show more
Dutch: checken, controleren, nagaan, nakijken, nalopen, natrekken, nazien
Make an examination or investigation.
Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something.
Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.
Dutch: afremmen, matigen, modereren, remmen
Stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution.
Put a check mark on or near or next to:
— Please check each name on the list.
Slow the growth or development of.
Be verified or confirmed; pass inspection:
— These stories don't check!.
synonym: check out.
Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics:
— The handwriting checks with the signature on the check.
Dutch: overeenkomen, overeenstemmen, rijmen, sluiten, stroken
Block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey.
Develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control.
Dutch: discipline, disciplineren, oefenen, orde, trainen, tucht, zelfbeheersing
Consign for shipment on a vehicle.
Hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping.
Abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey.
Stop in a chase especially when scent is lost.
Decline to initiate betting.
Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of:
— Check the growth of communism in South East Asia.
Place into check.
Write out a check on a bank account.
Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort:
— Check whether the train leaves on time.
Dutch: constateren, leren
Verify by consulting a source or authority.
Arrest the motion (of something) abruptly.
Make cracks or chinks in:
— The heat checked the paint.
Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only.
Dutch: barsten, bersten, kloven, kraken
Moby thesaurus: CD, IOU, MO, X, a reckoning of, abrade, abrasion, abysm, abyss, acceptance, acceptance bill, accord, account, account of, agree, allophone, alveolar, answer to, aperture, apico-alveolar ... show more.
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