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check

noun

1 check

A written order directing a bank to pay money:
— He paid all his bills by check.

synonyms: bank check, cheque.

Roget 806: debt, obligation, liability, indebtment, debit, score.    bill; check; account (credit) 805.    arrears, deferred payment, deficit, ... show more

Roget 800: money, legal tender; money matters, money market; finance; accounts etc. 811; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets etc. ... show more

Roget 440: variegation; colors, dichroism, trichroism; iridescence, play of colors, polychrome, maculation, spottiness, striae.    spectrum, rainbow, iris, tulip, ... show more

Roget 179: counteraction, opposition; contrariety etc. 14; antagonism, polarity; clashing etc. v.; collision, interference, inhibition, ... show more

Roget 466: measurement, admeasurement, mensuration, survey, valuation, appraisement, assessment, assize; estimate, estimation; dead reckoning, reckoning etc. ... show more

Roget 735: adversity, evil etc. 619; failure etc. 732; bad luck, ill luck, evil luck, adverse luck, hard fortune, hard hap, hard luck, ... show more

Dutch: betaalcheque, cheque, controle
Polish: czek



2 check

An appraisal of the state of affairs:
— A check on its dependability under stress.

synonym: assay.

Roget 463: experiment; essay etc. (attempt) 675; analysis etc. (investigation) 461; screen; trial, tentative method, t=atonnement.    verification, ... show more

3 check

The bill in a restaurant:
— He asked the waiter for the check.

synonyms: chit, tab.

Dutch: kruisje, rekening

4 check

The state of inactivity following an interruption:
— Held them in check.

synonyms: arrest, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage.

Roget 706: prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage; embolus, embolism [Med.]; infarct [Med.]; interruption, interception, interclusion; hindrance, impedition; retardment, ... show more

Dutch: stop
Polish: przestój

5 check

Additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct.

synonyms: confirmation, substantiation, verification.

Dutch: bewijs, contra-expertise, verificatie
Polish: weryfikacja

6 check

The act of inspecting or verifying:
— They made a check of their equipment.
— The pilot ran through the check-out procedure.

synonyms: check-out procedure, checkout.

Polish: skontrolowanie, sprawdzenie

7 check

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.

synonyms: check mark, tick.

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

8 check

Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.

synonyms: balk, baulk, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment.

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

9 check

A mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something.

synonym: chip.

Dutch: vinkje, schaak, beschadiging, patat, friet

10 check

A textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard).

11 check

The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.

synonyms: bridle, curb.

Roget 616: dissuasion, dehortation, expostulation, remonstrance; deprecation etc. 766.    discouragement, damper, wet blanket; disillusionment, disenchantment.    cohibition ... show more

Dutch: toom

12 check

Obstructing an opponent in ice hockey.

13 check

chess A direct attack on an opponent's king.

Polish: szach

verb

1 check

Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition:
— Check the brakes.
— Check out the engine.

synonyms: check into, check out, check over, check up on, go over, look into, suss out.

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

Roget 463: experiment; essay etc. (endeavor) 675; try, try out, assay; make an experiment, make a trial of; give a trial to; put on trial, subject to trial; ... show more

Dutch: checken, controleren, nagaan, nakijken, nalopen, natrekken, nazien

2 check

Make an examination or investigation.

3 check

Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something.

synonyms: ascertain, assure, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it.

Dutch: verzekeren

4 check

Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.

synonyms: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate.

Roget 751: restrain, check; put under restraint, lay under restraint; enthral, enthrall, inthral, inthrall, bethral, bethrall; restrict; debar etc. ... show more

Roget 275: move slowly etc. adv.; creep, crawl, lag, slug, drawl, linger, loiter, saunter; plod, trudge, stump along, ... show more

Dutch: afremmen, matigen, modereren, remmen

5 check

Stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution.

6 check

Put a check mark on or near or next to:
— Please check each name on the list.

synonyms: check off, mark, mark off, tick, tick off.

7 check

Slow the growth or development of.

synonyms: delay, retard.

Roget 706: hinder, impede, filibuster [U.S.], impedite, embarrass.    keep off, stave off, ward off; obviate; avert, antevert; turn aside, draw off, ... show more

8 check

Be verified or confirmed; pass inspection:
— These stories don't check!.

synonym: check out.

9 check

Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics:
— The handwriting checks with the signature on the check.

synonyms: agree, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally.

Roget 85: number, count, tally, tell; call over, run over; take an account of, enumerate, muster, poll, recite, recapitulate; sum; ... show more

Dutch: overeenkomen, overeenstemmen, rijmen, sluiten, stroken

10 check

Block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey.

11 check

Develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control.

synonyms: condition, discipline, train.

Dutch: discipline, disciplineren, oefenen, orde, trainen, tucht, zelfbeheersing

12 check

Consign for shipment on a vehicle.

13 check

Hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping.

14 check

Abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey.

15 check

Stop in a chase especially when scent is lost.

16 check

Mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on.

synonyms: checker, chequer.

17 check

Decline to initiate betting.

18 check

Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of:
— Check the growth of communism in South East Asia.

synonyms: arrest, contain, hold back, stop, turn back.

Dutch: keren

19 check

Place into check.

20 check

Write out a check on a bank account.

21 check

Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort:
— Check whether the train leaves on time.

synonyms: ascertain, determine, find out, learn, see, watch.

Dutch: constateren, leren

22 check

Verify by consulting a source or authority.

23 check

Arrest the motion (of something) abruptly.

24 check

Make cracks or chinks in:
— The heat checked the paint.

synonym: chink.

25 check

Become fractured; break or crack on the surface only.

synonyms: break, crack.

Dutch: barsten, bersten, kloven, kraken


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