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noun 
  1. (US) an order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity
I was not carrying cash, so I wrote a check for the amount.
    • Spelling variant: cheque
      1. (US) a mark like a v or sometimes x used as an indicator. Equivalent of a (UK) tick; also, a checkmark: √
      Place a check by the things you have done.
      1. (usually plural) a pattern made up of a grid of squares of alternating colors; a checkered pattern
      The tablecloth had red and white checks.
      1. a bill, particularly at a restaurant
      I summoned the waiter, paid the check, and hurried to leave.
      1. a control; a limit or stop
      checks and balances
      1. an inspection; examination
      I don't know if she will be there, but it's worth a check.
      1. (chess) The situation in which the king is directly threatened by an enemy piece.
verb 
  1. to inspect; to examine
Check the oil in your car once a month.
Check whether this page has a watermark.
  1. to mark with a checkmark
Check the correct answer to each question.
  1. to control, limit, or halt
Check your enthusiasm during a negotiation.
  1. to verify or compare with a source of information
Check your data against known values.
  1. to leave in safekeeping
Check your hat and coat at the door.
  1. to leave with shipping agent for shipping
Check your bags at the ticket counter before the flight.
  1. to physically remove a person from play
The hockey player gave a good hard check to obtain the puck
  1. (poker) to remain in the hand without betting, only legal if no one has yet bet.
Tom did not think he could win, so he checked.
Etymology: From Persian ÚÙ (Chek) (in the first meaning).


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