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check

 (chĕk)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of inspecting or testing something, as for accuracy or quality: gave the paper a final check.
b. A standard for inspecting or evaluating; a test: The condition of the wiring can serve as a check for the level of the seller's home maintenance.
c. A check mark.
2.
a. A ticket or slip of identification: a baggage check.
b. A bill at a restaurant or bar.
c. A chip or counter used in gambling.
3.
a. Something that stops or slows down motion, action, or expression; a restraint: Heavy rains were a check on the army's advance.
b. The condition of being stopped or held back; restraint: kept my temper in check; holding agricultural pests in check with sprays.
c. A stopping or slowing down of something: "The medicines ... gave a check to the disorder that was destroying him" (Richard Henry Dana).
d. Sports The act of blocking or impeding an opponent with the puck in ice hockey, either with one's body or one's stick.
4. A written order to a bank to pay the amount specified from funds on deposit; a draft.
5.
a. A pattern of small squares, as on a chessboard.
b. One of the squares of such a pattern.
c. A fabric patterned with squares: a dress of pale green check.
6. Games
a. A move in chess that directly attacks an opponent's king but does not constitute a checkmate.
b. The position or condition of a king so attacked.
7. A small crack; a chink.
interj.
1. Games Used to declare that a chess opponent's king is in check.
2. Informal Used to express agreement or understanding.
v. checked, check·ing, checks
v.tr.
1.
a. To inspect so as to determine accuracy, quality, or other condition; test: checked the brakes for wear; checked the paper for misspellings.
b. To verify by consulting a source or authority: checked her facts before speaking; check a spelling in the dictionary.
c. To put a check mark on or next to: checked off each item on the list.
2.
a. To arrest or slow the motion or progress of: checked the flow by shutting a valve.
b. To hold in restraint; curb: check an impulse to laugh. See Synonyms at restrain.
c. Baseball To stop (the swing of the bat) in an attempt to avoid swinging at a pitch that is out of the strike zone: The batter checked his swing, and the pitch was called a ball.
d. Sports To block or impede (an opposing player with the ball or puck), as in ice hockey, by using one's body or one's stick.
3. To deposit or consign for safekeeping or shipment: checked his coat at the door; checked my bags and boarded the plane.
4. Games To move in chess so as to put (an opponent's king) under direct attack.
5. To make cracks or chinks in: Sunlight dried and checked the paint.
v.intr.
1.
a. To make an examination or investigation; inquire: phoned to check on the departure time; checked into the rumor.
b. To be verified or confirmed; pass inspection: The suspect's story checked out.
c. To agree point for point; correspond: The fingerprints checked with the ones on file.
2.
a. Sports To block or impede an opposing player with the ball or puck, as in ice hockey.
b. To come to an abrupt halt; stop: The soldiers rushed into the room but checked when they saw their commander.
3. To write a check on a bank account.
4. To undergo cracking in a pattern of checks, as paint does.
5. Games
a. To place a chess opponent's king in check.
b. In certain card games, to announce that one is declining the option of making a bet.
6.
a. To pause to relocate a scent. Used of hunting dogs.
b. To abandon the proper game and follow baser prey. Used of trained falcons.
Phrasal Verbs:
check in
To register, as at a hotel.
check out
1. To settle one's bill and leave a hotel or other place of lodging.
2. To withdraw (an item) after recording the withdrawal: check out books.
3. To record and total up the prices of and receive payment for (items being purchased) at a retail store: The cashier checked out and bagged my order.
4. Slang To die.
check over
To look over; examine: The teacher checked the students' papers over.

[Middle English chek, check in chess, from Old French eschec, from Arabic šāh, from Persian, king, check; see shah.]

check′a·ble adj.
Word History: The words check, chess, and shah are all related. Shah, as one might think, is a borrowing into English of the Persian title for the monarch of that country. The Persian word shāh was also a term used in chess, a game played in Persia long before it was introduced to Europe. One said shāh as a warning when the opponent's king was under attack. The Persian word in this sense, after passing through Arabic, probably Old Spanish, and then Old French, came into Middle English as chek about seven hundred years ago. Chess itself comes from a plural form of the Old French word that gave us the word check. Checkmate, the next stage after check, goes back to the Arabic phrase shāh māt, meaning "the king is dead." Through a complex development having to do with senses that evolved from the notion of checking the king, check came to mean something used to ensure accuracy or authenticity. One such means was a counterfoil, a part of a check, for example, retained by the issuer as documentation of a transaction. Check first meant "counterfoil" and then came to mean anything, such as a bill or bank draft, with a counterfoil—or eventually even without one.

check

(tʃɛk)
vb
1. to pause or cause to pause, esp abruptly
2. (tr) to restrain or control: to check one's tears.
3. (tr) to slow the growth or progress of; retard
4. (tr) to rebuke or rebuff
5. (when: intr, often foll by on or up on) to examine, investigate, or make an inquiry into (facts, a product, etc) for accuracy, quality, or progress, esp rapidly or informally
6. (tr) chiefly US and Canadian to mark off so as to indicate approval, correctness, or preference. Usual Brit word: tick
7. chiefly (often foll by: with) US and Canadian to correspond or agree: this report checks with the other.
8. (tr) chiefly US and Canadian and NZ to leave in or accept (clothing or property) for temporary custody
9. (Chess & Draughts) chess to place (an opponent's king) in check
10. (tr) to mark with a pattern of squares or crossed lines
11. to crack or cause to crack
12. (Agriculture) agriculture short for checkrow
13. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) (tr) ice hockey to impede (an opponent)
14. (Hunting) (intr) hunting (of hounds) to pause in the pursuit of quarry while relocating a lost scent
15. (Falconry) falconry (foll by: at) to change from one quarry to another while in flight
16. (Card Games) (intr) to decline the option of opening the betting in a round of poker
17. (Nautical Terms) check the helm nautical to swing back the helm of a vessel to prevent it from turning too quickly or too far
n
18. a break in progress; stoppage
19. a restraint or rebuff
20.
a. a person or thing that restrains, halts, etc
b. (as modifier): a check line.
21.
a. a control, esp a rapid or informal one, designed to ensure accuracy, progress, etc
b. (as modifier): a check list.
22. a means or standard to ensure against fraud or error
23. the US word for tick1
24. (Banking & Finance) the US spelling of cheque
25. chiefly US the bill in a restaurant
26. chiefly US and Canadian a ticket or tag used to identify clothing or property deposited for custody
27. a pattern of squares or crossed lines
28. a single square in such a pattern
29. (Textiles)
a. fabric with a pattern of squares or crossed lines
b. (as modifier): a check suit.
30. (Chess & Draughts) chess the state or position of a king under direct attack, from which it must be moved or protected by another piece
31. a small crack, as one in veneer or one that occurs in timber during seasoning
32. (Instruments) part of the action of a piano that arrests the backward motion of a hammer after it has struck a string and holds it until the key is released
33. (Card Games) a chip or counter used in some card and gambling games
34. (Gambling, except Cards) a chip or counter used in some card and gambling games
35. (Hunting) hunting a pause by the hounds in the pursuit of their quarry owing to loss of its scent
36. (Angling) angling a ratchet fitted to a fishing reel to check the free running of the line
37. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey the act of impeding an opponent with one's body or stick
38. in check under control or restraint
interj
39. (Chess & Draughts) chess a call made to an opponent indicating that his or her king is in check
40. chiefly US and Canadian an expression of agreement
[C14: from Old French eschec a check at chess, hence, a pause (to verify something), via Arabic from Persian shāh the king! (in chess)]
ˈcheckable adj

check

(tʃɛk)

v.t.
1. to stop or arrest the motion of suddenly or forcibly.
2. to restrain; control: to check an impulse.
3. to cause to diminish, as in rate or intensity.
4. to verify the correctness of, as by comparison.
5. to inquire into, search through, etc.: to check the files for a missing letter.
6. to inspect or test the condition, performance, safety, etc., of.
7. to mark so as to indicate choice, correctness, verification, etc. (often fol. by off).
8. to leave in or accept for temporary custody: Check your coats at the door.
9. to surrender (baggage) for conveyance.
10. to mark with or in a pattern of squares: to check fabric.
11. (in chess) to place (an opponent's king) under direct attack.
12. (in ice hockey) to obstruct or impede the movement or progress of (an opponent).
v.i.
13. to prove to be right; correspond accurately.
14. to make an inquiry or investigation, as for verification (often fol. by up, into, etc.): Check into the matter.
15. to stop suddenly.
16. (in chess) to make a move that puts the opponent's king under direct attack.
17. to crack or split, as paint.
18. (in poker) to decline to bet.
19. check in, to register or report one's arrival, as at a hotel or airport.
20. check (up) on, to investigate, scrutinize, or inspect.
21. check out,
a. to leave a hotel, hospital, etc., officially, esp. after settling one's account.
b. to verify or become verified.
c. to confirm or be confirmed as fulfilling necessary requirements, being in working condition, etc.
d. to total the cost of purchases and collect payment from (a customer).
e. to lend or borrow (an item) officially, as from a library.
f. Informal. to depart quickly or abruptly.
g. Slang. to die.
22. check over, to examine or investigate thoroughly.
n.
23. a written order, usu. on a standard printed form, directing a bank to pay money.
24. a slip showing an amount owed, esp. a bill as for food or beverages consumed.
25. a ticket given for items left in a checkroom, to customers waiting to be served, etc.
26. a criterion, standard, or means to insure against error, fraud, etc.
27. an inquiry, search, or examination.
28. a mark, often indicated by (✓), as on a list, to indicate that something has been noted, acted upon, approved, etc.
29. a sudden arrest or stoppage.
30. a means of stopping, limiting, or restraining.
31. a test or inspection, as to ascertain quality or performance.
32. a pattern formed of squares.
33. one of the squares in such a pattern.
34. a fabric having such a pattern.
35. (in chess) the exposure of the king to direct attack.
36. an ice hockey maneuver designed to obstruct or impede the movement of an opponent.
37. a counter used in card games, as the chip in poker.
38. a small crack, as in a painted surface.
adj. interj.
39. (used as a call in chess to warn that an opponent's king is in check.)
40. Informal. all right! agreed!
Idioms:
in check, under restraint: to hold one's anger in check.
[1275–1325; Middle English chek, chekke (at chess) < Old French eschec (by aphesis), variant of eschac < Arabic shāh check (at chess) < Persian: literally, king (an exclamation: i.e., look out, your king is threatened); see shah]
syn: check, curb, restrain refer to putting a control on movement, progress, action, etc. check implies arresting suddenly, halting or causing to halt by means of drastic action: to check a movement toward reform. curb implies slowing or stopping forward motion: to curb inflation; to curb a horse. restrain implies the use of force to put under control or hold back: to restrain one's enthusiasm; to restrain unruly spectators. See also stop.

bill

check

In British English, a bill is a piece of paper showing how much money you must pay for a meal in a restaurant.

We paid our bill and left.

In American English, a piece of paper like this is called a check.

He waved to a waiter and asked for the check.

In both British and American English, a bill is a piece of paper that shows how much money you must pay for services such as electricity or gas.

If you are finding it difficult to pay your gas bill, please let us know quickly.
I ran up a huge phone bill.

In American English, a bill is also a piece of paper money.


cheque

check
1. 'cheque'

In British English, a cheque is a printed form on which you write an amount of money and say who it is to be paid to. Your bank then pays the money to that person from your account.

Ellen gave the landlady a cheque for £80.
2. 'check'

In American English, this word is spelled check.

They sent me a check for $520.

In American English, a check is also a piece of paper showing how much money you owe for a meal in a restaurant.

He waved to a waiter and got the check.

In British English, a piece of paper like this is called a bill.

check


Past participle: checked
Gerund: checking

Imperative
check
check
Present
I check
you check
he/she/it checks
we check
you check
they check
Preterite
I checked
you checked
he/she/it checked
we checked
you checked
they checked
Present Continuous
I am checking
you are checking
he/she/it is checking
we are checking
you are checking
they are checking
Present Perfect
I have checked
you have checked
he/she/it has checked
we have checked
you have checked
they have checked
Past Continuous
I was checking
you were checking
he/she/it was checking
we were checking
you were checking
they were checking
Past Perfect
I had checked
you had checked
he/she/it had checked
we had checked
you had checked
they had checked
Future
I will check
you will check
he/she/it will check
we will check
you will check
they will check
Future Perfect
I will have checked
you will have checked
he/she/it will have checked
we will have checked
you will have checked
they will have checked
Future Continuous
I will be checking
you will be checking
he/she/it will be checking
we will be checking
you will be checking
they will be checking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been checking
you have been checking
he/she/it has been checking
we have been checking
you have been checking
they have been checking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been checking
you will have been checking
he/she/it will have been checking
we will have been checking
you will have been checking
they will have been checking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been checking
you had been checking
he/she/it had been checking
we had been checking
you had been checking
they had been checking
Conditional
I would check
you would check
he/she/it would check
we would check
you would check
they would check
Past Conditional
I would have checked
you would have checked
he/she/it would have checked
we would have checked
you would have checked
they would have checked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.check - a written order directing a bank to pay moneycheck - a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
bill of exchange, draft, order of payment - a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
bad check, bad cheque - a check that is dishonored on presentation because of insufficient funds; "issuing a bad check is a form of larceny"
kite - a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float
kite - a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value
counter check - a blank check provided by a bank for the convenience of customers who are making withdrawals
giro, giro cheque - a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed; it can be cashed either at a bank or at the post office
paycheck, payroll check - a check issued in payment of wages or salary
certified check, certified cheque - a check containing certification that the person who issued the check has sufficient funds on deposit to cover payment
personal check, personal cheque - a check drawn against funds deposited in your personal checking account
cashier's check, cashier's cheque, treasurer's check, treasurer's cheque - a check issued by the officer of a bank on the banks own account (not that of a private person); "cashier's checks are as good as cash"
blank cheque, blank check - a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank
medicare check, medicare payment - a check reimbursing an aged person for the expenses of health care
2.check - an appraisal of the state of affairscheck - an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
appraisal, assessment - the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
double check, countercheck - something that checks the correctness of a previous check
Apgar score - an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant; involves heart rate and muscle tone and respiratory effort and color and reflex responsiveness
paternity test - a test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child; negative results prove he was not the father but positive results show only that he could be
stress test - a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress
3.check - the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"
invoice, bill, account - an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe"
4.check - the state of inactivity following an interruptioncheck - the state of inactivity following an interruption; "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"
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
countercheck - a check that restrains another check
logjam - any stoppage attributable to unusual activity; "the legislation ran into a logjam"
5.check - additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
cogent evidence, proof - any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something; "if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"
bed check - a check that everyone is in bed by the time they should be
crosscheck - an instance of confirming something by considering information from several sources
odd-even check, parity check, redundancy check - a system of checking for errors in computer functioning
checksum - a digit representing the sum of the digits in an instance of digital data; used to check whether errors have occurred in transmission or storage
6.check - the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"
spot check - a check on work performance or product quality made at random times without warning; "spot checks ensure a high level of performance by employees"
inspection, review - a formal or official examination; "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"
7.check - a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.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"
mark - a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
8.check - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
difficulty - a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"
albatross, millstone - (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps; "she was an albatross around his neck"
bind - something that hinders as if with bonds
diriment impediment - (canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)
drag - something that slows or delays progress; "taxation is a drag on the economy"; "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"
obstacle, obstruction - something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
straitjacket - anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines; "they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket"; "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket"
9.check - a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
10.check - a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"
dogstooth check, dog's-tooth check, dogs-tooth check, houndstooth check, hound's-tooth check - textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks
weave - pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
11.check - the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
restraint - the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
12.check - obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
hockey game, ice hockey, hockey - a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
obstruction - getting in someone's way
crosscheck - an illegal check (chopping at an opponent's arms or stick)
poke check - knocking the puck away by jabbing at it with the hockey stick
13.check - (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
chess move - the act of moving a chess piece
discovered check - a check on the opponent's king that is delivered by moving a piece out of the line of attack by a queen or rook or bishop
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
Verb1.check - examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
check off, tick off, mark off, tick, check, mark - put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"
keep an eye on, watch over, watch, observe, follow - follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"
2.check - make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
examine, see - observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
screen, test - test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"
countercheck - check a second time
breathalyse, breathalyze - test someone's alcohol level in his blood by means of a breathalyzer
3.check - be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
proofread, proof - read for errors; "I should proofread my manuscripts"
check off, tick off, mark off, tick, check, mark - put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"
control - verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account"
check - verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"
double-check - check once more to be absolutely sure
cross-check - check out conflicting sources; crosscheck facts, for example
cinch - make sure of
card - ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor; "I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"
spot-check - pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality
verify - confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim"
ascertain, find out, learn, watch, determine, see, check - find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "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"
cover - maintain a check on; especially by patrolling; "The second officer covered the top floor"
verify, control - check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
4.check - lessen the intensity ofcheck - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
conquer, inhibit, stamp down, suppress, subdue, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
damp - restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
mortify, subdue, crucify - hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
abnegate, deny - deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits"
keep back, restrain, hold back, keep - keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
restrict - place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled"
train - cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"
catch - check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
bate - moderate or restrain; lessen the force of; "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
thermostat - control the temperature with a thermostat
countercheck, counteract - oppose or check by a counteraction
5.check - stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
stop, halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
check - stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"
check - abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
6.check - put a check mark on or near or next tocheck - put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"
check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, suss out, look into, go over - examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
receipt - mark or stamp as paid
insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, check, assure, control, see - be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
verify - confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim"
7.check - slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
dampen - check; keep in check (a fire)
detain, delay, stay - stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"
8.check - be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "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"
9.check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "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"
consist - be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous; "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
check out, check - be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!"
look - accord in appearance with; "You don't look your age!"
answer - match or correspond; "The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"
coincide - be the same; "our views on this matter coincided"
align - be or come into adjustment with
correlate - to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation; "Do these facts correlate?"
parallel - be parallel to; "Their roles are paralleled by ours"
twin, duplicate, parallel - duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"
square - be compatible with; "one idea squares with another"
bear out, underpin, corroborate, support - support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
equal, be - be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
resemble - appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to; "She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work"
conform to, fit, meet - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
homologize - be homologous; "A person's arms homologize with a quadruped's forelimbs"
befit, beseem, suit - accord or comport with; "This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"
accord, concord, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, consort, agree - go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"
pattern - form a pattern; "These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"
adhere - be compatible or in accordance with; "You must adhere to the rules"
rime, rhyme - be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable; "hat and cat rhyme"
10.check - block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
blockade, obstruct, stymie, stymy, embarrass, hinder, block - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
11.check - develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"
make grow, develop - cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
mortify - practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
groom, train, prepare - educate for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
12.check - consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"
check - hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"
consign, charge - give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"
13.check - hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"
consign, charge - give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"
check - consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"
14.check - abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
falconry - the art of training falcons to hunt and return
stop, halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
check - stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
15.check - stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"
stop, halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
check - stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"
16.check - mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
17.check - decline to initiate betting
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
move, go - have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"
18.check - hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
cut down, cut out - intercept (a player)
defend - be on the defensive; act against an attack
19.check - place into check; "He checked my kings"
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
aggress, attack - take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"
20.check - write out a check on a bank account
make out, write out, issue, cut - make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
21.check - find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "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"
insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, check, assure, control, see - be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
ascertain, determine, find out, find - establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
test - determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
22.check - verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"
insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, check, assure, control, see - be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
verify - confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim"
23.check - arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"
stanch, staunch, stem, halt - stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"
stop - cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
24.check - make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"
crack, check, break - become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
crack - cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
25.check - become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
chink, check - make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"
crack - cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
crack - break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"

check

verb
1. (often with out) examine, test, study, look at, research, note, confirm, investigate, monitor, probe, tick, vet, inspect, look over, verify, work over, scrutinize, make sure of, inquire into, take a dekko at (Brit. slang) Check the accuracy of every detail in your CV. Get a mechanic to check the car out for you before you buy it.
examine ignore, overlook, neglect, disregard, pass over, pay no attention to
2. stop, control, limit, arrest, delay, halt, curb, bar, restrain, inhibit, rein, thwart, hinder, repress, obstruct, retard, impede, bridle, stem the flow of, nip in the bud, put a spoke in someone's wheel Sex education is expected to help check the spread of Aids.
stop start, help, begin, further, release, encourage, advance, accelerate, give free rein
noun
1. examination, test, research, investigation, inspection, scrutiny, once-over (informal) He is being constantly monitored with regular checks on his blood pressure.
2. control, limitation, restraint, constraint, rein, obstacle, curb, obstruction, stoppage, inhibition, impediment, hindrance, damper There is no check on the flood of new immigrants arriving in the country.

check

noun
3. The act of examining carefully:
Informal: going-over.
4. A precise list of fees or charges:
Informal: tab.
verb
1. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation:
2. To come to a cessation:
3. To control, restrict, or arrest:
4. To prevent from accomplishing a purpose:
Informal: cross, stump.
5. To subject to a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality:
Idioms: bring to the test, make trial of, put to the proof.
6. To subject to a test of knowledge or skill:
7. To look at carefully or critically.Also used with out:
Informal: case.
Idiom: give a going-over.
8. To be compatible or in correspondence:
Informal: jibe.
Archaic: quadrate.
phrasal verb
check in
To come to a particular place:
Slang: blow in.
phrasal verb
check out
Slang. To cease living:
Informal: pop off.
Idioms: bite the dust, breathe one's last, cash in, give up the ghost, go to one's grave, kick the bucket, meet one's end, pass on to the Great Beyond, turn up one's toes.
Translations
تَذْكِرَه تَشْهَدُ بِتَسْليمِ الحَقائِبتَعْريضُ الشّاهِ للخَطَرشِيكشيك، صَك ماليفاتورة الحِساب
šekověřeníšachpřekážkapřezkoušet
skakcheckcheckeefterseeftersyn
ĉeko
tuli
چک
sekkitarkistaatarkistustutkiatutkimus
čekkucatikvačicaprovjeraprovjeriti
bonkotakperiksaskak
athugaathuga, fara yfir, prófaávísun, tékkigeymslumiîihafa hemil á
小切手照合照合の印照合の印をつける調べる
...을 점검하다수표체크 표시체크하다확인
čekisčekių knygelėduoti matąišsiregistruotiištirti kieno patikimumą
aizturētapstādinātčeksiegrožotierobežojumi
şah
kockovaný vzorkontrolovaniepreskúšaťšachšek
čekračunšahodjaviti sepregledati
checkkontrollkontrolleranotaruta
เครื่องหมายถูกใบสั่งจ่ายเช็คการตรวจตรวจทำเครื่องหมาย
çekdamalı/ kareli desendenetimdenetlemedenetlemek
đánh dấudấu kiểmkiểm trasécsự kiểm tra

check

[tʃek]
A. N
1. (= inspection) → control m, inspección f, chequeo m (Mech) → revisión f (Med) → chequeo m
he has regular checks on his blood pressurele controlan la tensión con regularidad
security checkcontrol m de seguridad
to keep a check on sth/sbcontrolar algo/a algn, vigilar algo/a algn
to run or make a check on sthcomprobar or revisar algo
to run or make a check on sbhacer averiguaciones or indagaciones sobre algn
2. (= restraint) checks and balances (US) (Pol) mecanismo de equilibrio de poderes
to act as a check on sthponer freno a algo, servir de freno a algo
to hold or keep sth in checktener algo controlado or bajo control
population growth must be held in checkhay que tener or mantener el crecimiento demográfico bajo control
she kept her temper in checkcontrolaba or contenía su genio
to hold or keep sb in checkcontrolar a algn, mantener a algn a raya
3. (Chess) → jaque m
check!¡jaque!
to be in checkestar (en) jaque
to put sb in checkdar or hacer jaque a algn
4. (= square) → cuadro m; (= fabric) → tela f a cuadros, tela f de cuadros
a red and white check dressun vestido rojo y blanco a or de cuadros
5. (US) (= bill) → cuenta f
6. (US) = cheque
7. (US) (= tick) → marca f, señal f
check!¡vale!
8. (US) (= tag, ticket) → resguardo m
B. VT
1. (= examine) [+ ticket, passport] → controlar, revisar; [+ merchandise, premises] → inspeccionar, controlar; [+ tyres, oil] → revisar, comprobar; [+ temperature, pressure] → controlar
he checked his watch every hourmiraba el reloj cada hora
he stopped to check his mapse detuvo para leer or mirar el mapa
check each item for flawscompruebe todos los artículos para ver que no tengan defectos
check the phone book for local suppliersmire en la guía telefónica para encontrar proveedores en su zona
2. (= confirm, verify) [+ facts, figures] → comprobar
please check the number and dial againpor favor, compruebe que el número es el correcto y vuelva a marcar
check the seasoningpruébelo para ver que esté sazonado a su gusto
check that he's gone before you do itasegúrate de que or comprueba que se ha ido antes de hacerlo
to check sth against sthcomparar or cotejar algo con algo
3. (= look at) (also check out) → mirar
wow, check that car!¡hala! ¡mira or fíjate qué coche!
4. (= hold back) [+ attack, advance, progress] → detener, frenar
to check the spread of AIDSdetener or frenar la propagación del SIDA
to check o.scontenerse, refrenarse
5. (US) (= tick) → marcar, señalar
6. (US) [+ luggage] (at airport) → facturar, chequear (LAm); (at station) → dejar en consigna; [+ clothes, property] (in cloakroom) → dejar (en el guardarropa)
7. (Chess) [+ king] → dar jaque a
C. VI
1. (= confirm) → comprobar, chequear (esp LAm)
I'm not sure he's here, I'll just checkno estoy seguro de que esté aquí, iré a comprobar(lo) or iré a mirar
I'll need to check with the managerlo tendré que consultar con el encargado
2. (= examine)
to check for sth they checked for broken boneslo examinaron para ver si tenía algún hueso roto
check periodically for wear and tearcompruebe periódicamente el deterioro
he checked on her several times during the nightfue a verla varias veces durante la noche para asegurarse de que estaba bien
3. (= hesitate) → pararse en seco, pararse de repente
4. (US) (= agree) → concordar (with con)
check in
A. VI + ADV
1. (= register) (at airport) → facturar or (LAm) chequear (el equipaje); (at hotel) → registrarse; (at clinic, hospital) → ingresar
2. (US) (= communicate) he checks in with us by phone every weekse pone en contacto con nosotros or nos llama por teléfono todas las semanas
B. VT + ADV [+ luggage] → facturar, chequear (LAm); [+ person] (at hotel) → registrar; (at airport) → facturar el equipaje de
go to that desk and someone will check you invaya a ese mostrador y allí le facturarán el equipaje
check off VT + ADV to check items off on a listcomprobar puntos en una lista
check on VI + ADV [+ information, time etc] → verificar
to check on sbinvestigar a algn
check out
A. VI + ADV
1. (of hotel) → (pagar y) marcharse (of de)
2. (US) (= agree) → cuadrar
their credentials check outsus credenciales cuadran
his alibi checks outsu coartada concuerda (con los hechos)
B. VT + ADV
1. (= investigate) the police had to check out the callla policía tuvo que investigar la llamada
2. (= confirm) [+ facts, statement] → comprobar, verificar
3. (= look at) → mirar
check out the girl in the pink shirt!¡mira a esa chica con la camisa rosa!
4. [+ purchases] [customer] → pagar; [cashier] → pasar por la caja
check over VT + ADVrevisar, escudriñar
check up VT + ADV can you check up what time the film starts?¿puedes confirmar or mirar a qué hora empieza la película?
they never check up to see how much it costsnunca comprueban or miran cuánto cuesta
check up on VI + PREP
1. (= confirm) [+ story] → comprobar, verificar
he phoned me to check up on some factsme llamó para comprobar or verificar cierta información
2. (= investigate) we've checked up on you and it seems you are telling the truthhemos hecho indagaciones or averiguaciones sobre usted y parece que nos está diciendo la verdad
I'm sure he knew I was checking up on himestoy seguro de que sabía que lo estaba espiando or vigilando
CHECKS AND BALANCES
El sistema de checks and balances es uno de los principios de gobierno de Estados Unidos, cuyo objetivo es prevenir abusos de poder por parte de uno de los tres poderes del Estado. Para garantizar la libertad dentro del marco constitucional, los padres de la Constitución estadounidense crearon un sistema por el que tanto el poder del Presidente, como el del Congreso, el de los Tribunales o el de los gobiernos de cada estado puede ser sometido a debate o, si fuera necesario, controlado por el resto de los poderes.

check

[ˈtʃɛk]
vt
[+ time, details, figures, temperature] → vérifier; [+ oil] (in car)vérifier le niveau de; [+ e-mail] → vérifier
I'll check the time of the train → Je vais vérifier l'heure du train.
Could you check the oil, please? → Pourriez-vous vérifier le niveau d'huile, s'il vous plaît?
[+ seasoning] → contrôler
(= inspect) [+ passport, ticket] → contrôler
(= halt) → arrêter
(= restrain) [+ impulse] → maîtriser
vi
(= find out) → vérifier
to check with sb → demander à qn
(= do an inspection) to check to see if → s'assurer que
n
[time, details, figures, temperature, blood pressure] → vérification f
to keep a check on sb/sth → surveiller qn/qch
to hold sth/sb in check, to keep sth/sb in check (= control) → maîtriser qch/qn
(= inspection) [passport, ticket] → contrôle m security check
(= curb) → frein m
a check to sth → un frein à qch
(US) (= bill) → addition f
Can we have the check, please? → L'addition, s'il vous plaît.
(US) (= cheque) → chèque m
to write a check → faire un chèque
(= pattern) → carreaux mpl
adj (= checked) [pattern, cloth] → à carreaux
excl (CHESS)échec
check in
vi
(at hotel)remplir sa fiche (d'hôtel)
(at airport)se présenter à l'enregistrement
What time do I have to check in? → À quelle heure est-ce que je dois me présenter à l'enregistrement?
vt
[+ luggage] → (faire) enregistrer
check off
vt [+ item] → cocher
check out
vi [hotel guest] → régler sa note
vt
(= investigate) [+ story] → vérifier; [+ person] → prendre des renseignements sur
check up
vi
to check up on sth → vérifier qch
to check up on sb → se renseigner sur le compte de qn

check

n
(= examination)Überprüfung f, → Kontrolle f; to give something a checketw überprüfen or nachsehen; to make a check on somebody/somethingjdn/etw überprüfen, bei jdm/etw eine Kontrolle durchführen; a random checkeine Stichprobe; to keep a check on somebody/somethingjdn/etw überwachen or kontrollieren
(= restraint)Hemmnis nt, → Erschwernis f; (Mil, to army) → Hindernis nt, → Sperre f; an efficient check on population growthein wirksames Mittel zur Eindämmung des Bevölkerungswachstums; to hold or keep somebody in checkjdn in Schach halten; to keep one’s temper in checksich beherrschen; (a system of) checks and balancesein Sicherungssystem nt; to act as a check on somethingetw unter Kontrolle (dat)halten
(= pattern)Karo(muster) nt; (= square)Karo nt
(Chess) → Schach nt; to be in checkim Schach stehen
(US: = cheque) → Scheck m; (= bill)Rechnung f; check pleasebitte (be)zahlen
(US: = room) (Rail) → Gepäckaufbewahrung f; (Theat) → Garderobe f; (= ticket, Rail) → (Gepäck)schein m; (Theat) → (Garderoben)marke f
(US: = tick) → Haken m
vt
(= examine)überprüfen, checken (inf); (in book also) → nachschlagen; tickets alsokontrollieren; to check whether or if …nachprüfen, ob …
(= act as control on)kontrollieren; (= stop) enemy, advanceaufhalten; angerunterdrücken, beherrschen; I was going to say it, but I just managed to check myself in timeich wollte es sagen, aber ich konnte mich gerade noch beherrschen
(Chess) → Schach bieten (+dat)
(Aviat) luggageeinchecken, abfertigen lassen; (US) coat etcabgeben; (US Rail) luggage (= register)aufgeben; (= deposit)abgeben, zur Aufbewahrung geben
(US: = tick) → abhaken
(Comput) control boxaktivieren
vi
(= make sure)nachfragen (with bei); (= have a look)nachsehen, nachgucken; I was just checkingich wollte nur nachprüfen
(= stop, pause)stocken; (horse)scheuen

check

:
check list
nPrüf- or Checkliste f
checkmate
nSchachmatt nt; check! (Chess) → matt!; (fig)aus!; he found himself in check (lit, fig)er war mattgesetzt
vtmatt setzen
checkout
n
(in supermarket) → Kasse f
(= leaving of hotel)Auschecken nt no pl
checkpoint
nKontrollpunkt m; Checkpoint CharlieCheckpoint Charlie m, → Ausländerübergang mFriedrichstraße
checkroom
n (US Theat) → Garderobe f; (Rail) → Gepäckaufbewahrung f
checkup
n (Med) → Untersuchung f, → Check-up m; to have a check/go for a checkeinen Check-up machen lassen

check

[tʃɛk]
1. n
a. (inspection) → controllo, verifica
to keep a check on sb/sth → controllare qn/qc, fare attenzione a qn/qc
b. (control, restraint) → limitazione f
to hold or keep sb/sth in check → tenere qn/qc sotto controllo
to act as a check on sth → fare da freno a qc
c. (Chess) in checkin scacco
check! → scacco (al re)!
d. (Am) (bill) → conto; (receipt) → scontrino
e. (Am) = cheque
f. checks (pattern) → quadretti mpl, quadri mpl, scacchi mpl
2. vt
a. (examine, facts, figures) → verificare; (passport, ticket, tyres, oil) → controllare
b. (stop, halt) → bloccare, fermare, arrestare; (restrain) → contenere, frenare, controllare
to check o.s. → frenarsi, controllarsi, contenersi
c. (Am) (tick) → spuntare
3. vicontrollare
to check with sb → chiedere a qn (official) → informarsi presso qn
4. adj (also checked) (pattern, cloth) → a scacchi, a quadretti, a quadri
check in
1. vi + adv (at airport) → fare il check-in; (at hotel, arrive) → arrivare; (register) → firmare il registro
2. vt + adv (luggage) → registrare, fare il check-in di
check off vt + advcontrollare, spuntare
check on vi + prep (facts, dates) → controllare, verificare (fam) (person) → informarsi su
check out
1. vi + adv (from hotel) → lasciare la camera e saldare il conto
2. vt + adv
a. (luggage) → ritirare
b. (investigate, story) → controllare, verificare (fam) (person) → prendere informazioni su
check up vi + advcontrollare
check up on vi + adv + prep (story) → controllare, verificare; (person) → controllare
to check up (on sth) → investigare (qc)

check

(tʃek) verb
1. to see if something (eg a sum) is correct or accurate. Will you check my addition?
2. to see if something (eg a machine) is in good condition or working properly. Have you checked the engine (over)?
3. to hold back; to stop. We've checked the flow of water from the burst pipe.
noun
1. an act of testing or checking.
2. something which prevents or holds back. a check on imports.
3. in chess, a position in which the king is attacked. He put his opponent's king in check.
4. a pattern of squares. I like the red check on that material.
5. a ticket received in return for handing in baggage etc.
6. (especially American) a bill. The check please, waiter!
7. (American) a cheque.
checked adjective
having a pattern of check. She wore a checked skirt; Is the material checked or striped?
ˈcheckbook noun
(American) a chequebook.
ˈcheck-in noun
1. the place where passengers show travel documents at an airport or seaport. the check-in desk; (American) the check-in counter.
2. the process of checking in at an airport etc.
ˈcheckmate noun
in chess, a position from which the king cannot escape.
verb
to put (an opponent's king) in this position.
ˈcheckout noun
a place where payment is made for goods bought in a supermarket.
ˈcheckpoint noun
a barrier where cars, passports etc are inspected, or a point that contestants in a race must pass.
ˈcheck-up noun
a medical examination to discover the state of a person's health. my annual check-up.
check in
to register at a hotel as a guest or at an airport as a passenger. We checked in last night.
check out
1. to leave (a hotel), paying one's bill etc. You must check out before 12 o'clock.
2. (especially American) to test. I'll check out your story.
check up (on)
to investigate to see if (someone or something) is reliable, honest, true etc. Have you been checking up on me?

check

شِيك, فَحْص, قُرَادَة, يَضِعُ عَلَامَة, يَفْحَصُ odškrtnutí, ověření, šek, zatrhnout, zkontrolovat check, hak, sætte hak ved, tjek, tjekke ankreuzen, Häkchen, Kontrolle, prüfen, Scheck έλεγχος, ελέγχω, επιταγή, σημάδι, τσεκάρω cheque, comprobar, control, controlar, marca, marcar ruksata, ruksi, sekki, tarkistaa, tarkistus chèque, coche, cocher, vérification, vérifier ček, kucati, kvačica, provjera, provjeriti assegno, controllare, controllo, segno di spunta, ticchettare 小切手, 照合, 照合の印, 照合の印をつける, 調べる ...을 점검하다, 수표, 체크 표시, 체크하다, 확인 aankruisen, cheque, controle, controleren, teek sjekk, sjekke, tikke, tikking czek, kontrola, sprawdzić, zakreślenie, zaznaczyć cheque, pôr um visto, sinal de visto, ticar, tique, verificação, verificar отметить, отметка галочка, проверка, проверять, чек check, fästing, kontroll, kontrollera, ticka เครื่องหมายถูก, ใบสั่งจ่ายเช็ค, การตรวจ, ตรวจ, ทำเครื่องหมาย çek, denetleme, denetlemek, im, imleme đánh dấu, dấu kiểm, kiểm tra, séc, sự kiểm tra 勾号, 打勾, 支票, 检查

check

n. control; acción o efecto de regular.
[bank] cheque;
vt. controlar; chequear, verificar.

check

vt chequear, revisar
References in classic literature ?
Tumultuous applause followed but received an unexpected check, for the cot bed, on which the dress circle was built, suddenly shut up and extinguished the enthusiastic audience.
He inclosed a check to his mother, and hoped she would affectionately remember him to all his friends.
The youth had turned to speak to the dark-eyed Cora, when the distant sound of horses; hoofs, clattering over the roots of the broken way in his rear, caused him to check his charger; and, as his companions drew their reins at the same instant, the whole party came to a halt, in order to obtain an explanation of the unlooked-for interruption.
He says that with my imaginative power and habit of story-making, a nervous weakness like mine is sure to lead to all manner of excited fancies, and that I ought to use my will and good sense to check the tendency.
Hand me over a check for ten millions and call it square, and work it for yourself.
It would have been kept in check, however, and even converted into an accomplishment, and one of the thousand modes of intellectual culture, had his more ethereal characteristics retained their vigor.
and she stood there with a plate in her hand, beaming at our companion, who looked from one of us to the other with placid heavenly eyes that contained nothing to check us.
Stubb no more strove to raise a smile; Starbuck no more strove to check one.
If one of them be a minute late, he will be docked an hour's pay, and if he be many minutes late, he will be apt to find his brass check turned to the wall, which will send him out to join the hungry mob that waits every morning at the gates of the packing houses, from six o'clock until nearly half-past eight.
They had such headway that they were nearly to the king before they could check up; then, frantic with rage, they stood up their horses on their hind hoofs and whirled them around, and the next moment here they came, breast to breast.
There is a vestige of decency, a sense of shame, that does much to curb and check those outbreaks of atrocious cruelty so commonly enacted upon the plantation.
Elton predominated, sometimes the Martins; and each was occasionally useful as a check to the other.