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- (transitive & intransitive) If you check something, you look at it to see if there is a problem, or something new or different.
- Hi, I heard some noises, so I'm just checking to see if you were O.K.
- Can you check that the lights are off?
- Please check your test before handing it to the teacher.
- I just checked my e-mail and found 50 new messages.
- He checked the mirror to see if the police car was still behind him.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you check something out, you look at it because it might be interesting.
- I found this great video online. Check it out.
- When you're in Toronto, you should check out the CN tower.
- (transitive) If you check an answer, or choice, you make a check mark (✓) beside it.
- If you want to get mail from us, check the box at the bottom of the page.
- (intransitive) If you check out of a hotel, you pay your bill and leave.
- I called the hotel, but they said you had already checked out.
- (intransitive) If you check in to a hotel, you go to the front desk to tell them you've arrived and you get your key.
- After we checked in, we went to our room and unpacked our bags.
- (transitive) If you check something, usually something bad, you stop it.
- He put out his hands but could not check his fall.
- Senegal, which acted early, was able to check the spread of the disease.
- (transitive) If you check your coat or bags, you give them to a worker to take care of.
- Reid was traveling alone without any checked luggage.
- You can check your luggage inside and show them your passport with your ticket.
- (countable) A check is a piece of paper that gives someone else the right to receive some money from your bank account. (Other spelling: cheque)
- She wrote him a personal check for $250.
- Could you please pay in cash instead of checks?
- I found out about the problem when I tried to cash her bad checks.
- (countable) A check is something you do to make sure that there is no problem.
- The town must conduct regular checks on drinking water quality.
- They did background checks on all the teachers before hiring them.
- We stood in line at the airport for the extra security checks.
- I want to get a quick check of the weather before going.
- (countable) A reality check is an opportunity to think about reality and make sure your hopes and thoughts are reasonable.
- I think this injury is a real reality check for him. He can't keep working like this.
- If you keep something in check, you stop it from getting bigger or worse.
- There aren't enough birds to keep the insects in check.
- I had difficulty keeping my anger in check.
- (countable) A check is something that controls or stops something else.
- The company didn't have the right checks and balances, and that's why they lost all the money.
- In a restaurant, the check is the bill.
- Waiter, can you bring us the check please?
- (countable) A check is this mark: ✓
- Put a check next to today's date and sign here.
- He finished it up and put a check mark in the box.
- (countable & uncountable) Check is a pattern of squares, especially on cloth.
- Michael was a big man in a red wool check shirt.
- (countable) A coat check is a place where you can give your coat, bags, etc. to a worker to take care of.
- The lines were long at the coat check, so we put our jackets on the backs of our chairs.
- (uncountable) In chess, check the position of the king where it can be directly attacked by the opponent's pieces but from which it may escape.
- You can't move that piece because your king is in check.