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bod·y·check

or body check  (bŏd′ē-chĕk′)
n.
A check, as in ice hockey, in which a player impedes another with the body.

bod′y·check′ v.

bod′y check`


n.
Ice Hockey.
an obstructing or impeding with the body of the movement or progress of an opponent.
[1890–95]
bod′y-check`, v.t., v.i.
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One candidate complained that she had been forced to remove her innerwear as part of the body-check employed at the examination centre.
But then former Hamilton star James McCarthy saw red after picking up a second yellow for a crude body-check on Bolasie.
The former Wales Under-20 stand-off chipped through, but was stopped in his tracks by a Greg Peterson body-check, and the American second-row saw yellow.
The former Wales Under-20 standoff chipped through, but was stopped in his tracks by a Greg Peterson body-check, and the American second-row saw yellow.
The only blot on Shelvey's copybook was his 38th-minute collision with Valencia in which he appeared to body-check the striker, though he was not punished at the time.
Scrum-half Jimmy Cowan was the worst culprit for a body-check on Danny Care and Quins scored 14 points while he was off.
Johnson returns for the clash with former club Everton after a cynical body-check on European duty against Amkar Perm last month left him with a dislocated collarbone.