1. A written order directing a bank to pay money (synset 113402907)
    "he paid all his bills by check"
  2. An appraisal of the state of affairs (synset 105746570)
    "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
  3. The bill in a restaurant (synset 106529933)
    "he asked the waiter for the check"
  4. The state of inactivity following an interruption (synset 114034398)
    "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"
  5. Additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct (synset 105833569)
    "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
  6. The act of inspecting or verifying (synset 100142626)
    "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"
  7. A mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc. (synset 106831605)
    "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
  8. Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress (synset 105697054)
  9. A mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something (synset 104700256)
  10. A textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard) (synset 103014816)
    "she wore a skirt with checks"
  11. The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess (synset 101148552)
    "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
  12. Obstructing an opponent in ice hockey (synset 100563972)
  13. (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king (synset 100168267)
  1. Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition (synset 200663742)
    "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
  2. Make an examination or investigation (synset 202538948)
    "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
  3. Be careful or certain to do something;
    Make certain of something (synset 200664507)
    "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
  4. Lessen the intensity of;
    Hold in restraint;
    Hold or keep within limits (synset 202516039)
    "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
  5. Stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution (synset 201865389)
    "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
  6. Put a check mark on or near or next to (synset 200664100)
    "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"
  7. Slow the growth or development of (synset 200441241)
    "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
  8. Be verified or confirmed;
    Pass inspection (synset 202664361)
    "These stories don't check!"
  9. Be compatible, similar or consistent;
    Coincide in their characteristics (synset 202663315)
    "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
  10. Block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey (synset 202563464)
  11. Develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice;
    Especially to teach self-control (synset 202559394)
    "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
  12. Consign for shipment on a vehicle (synset 202352901)
    "check your luggage before boarding"
  13. Hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping (synset 202352443)
    "Check your coat at the door"
  14. Abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey (synset 201865753)
  15. Stop in a chase especially when scent is lost (synset 201865608)
    "The dog checked"
  16. Mark into squares or draw squares on;
    Draw crossed lines on (synset 201696873)
  17. Decline to initiate betting (synset 201142182)
  18. Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy;
    Check the expansion or influence of (synset 201133899)
    "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
  19. Place into check (synset 201117182)
    "He checked my kings"
  20. Write out a check on a bank account (synset 201067021)
  21. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort (synset 200922307)
    "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"
  22. Verify by consulting a source or authority (synset 200665271)
    "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"
  23. Arrest the motion (of something) abruptly (synset 200355288)
    "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
  24. Make cracks or chinks in (synset 200337349)
    "The heat checked the paint"
  25. Become fractured;
    Break or crack on the surface only (synset 200337070)
    "The glass cracked when it was heated"

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