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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 out

vb (adverb)
1. (intr) to pay the bill and depart, esp from a hotel
2. (intr) to depart from a place; record one's departure from work
3. to investigate or prove to be in order after investigation: the police checked out all the statements; their credentials checked out.
4. (tr) informal to have a look at; inspect: check out the wally in the pink shirt.
n
5.
a. the latest time for vacating a room in a hotel, etc
b. (as modifier): checkout time.
6. a counter, esp in a supermarket, where customers pay

check out

to finish
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.check out - 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 out - announce one's departure from a hotel
report - announce one's presence; "I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"
check in, sign in - announce one's arrival, e.g. at hotels or airports
3.check out - 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"
4.check out - trace; "We are running down a few tips"
act on, follow up on, pursue - carry further or advance; "Can you act on this matter soon?"
5.check out - record, add up, and receive payment for items purchased; "She was checking out the apples that the customer had put on the conveyer belt"
6.check out - withdraw money by writing a check
draw off, take out, withdraw, draw - remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
7.check out - try to learn someone's opinions and intentions; "I have to sound out the new professor"
query, question - pose a question

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
يَدْفَعُ ويُغادِرُ الفُنْدُقيُغادِرُ الفُنْدُقيَفْحَصُ، يُدَقِّقُ في
odhlásit seověřit si
betalechecke udtjekke udundersøge
maksaa lasku ja lähteä hotellista
odjaviti se
távozik
skoîa; sannprófaskrá sig út
チェックアウトする
지불을 끝내고 호텔을 나오다
odhlásiť sa
checka ut
แจ้งออก
ayrılmakdoğruluğunu araştırmakhesabı ödeyerek ayrılmaksoruşturmak
thanh toán hóa đơn và rời khỏi khách sạn

w>check out

visich abmelden; (= leave hotel)abreisen; (= sign out)sich austragen; (= clock out)stempeln, stechen
vt sep
figures, facts, personsüberprüfen; check it out with the bossklären Sie das mit dem Chef ab; check out our new range (inf)sehen Sie sich (dat)unser neues Sortiment an
(hotel) guestabfertigen

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 out

يُغادِرُ الفُنْدُق odhlásit se tjekke ud abreisen κάνω τσεκ άουτ irse, registrar la salida maksaa lasku ja lähteä hotellista régler sa note odjaviti se pagare alla cassa チェックアウトする 지불을 끝내고 호텔을 나오다 uitchecken sjekke ut wymeldować się fechar a conta em um hotel, fechar a conta num hotel выезжать checka ut แจ้งออก ayrılmak thanh toán hóa đơn và rời khỏi khách sạn 办理退房手续
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