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English noun: check

1. check (possession) a written order directing a bank to pay money


SamplesHe paid all his bills by check.


Synonymsbank check, cheque


Broader (hypernym)bill of exchange, draft, order of payment


Narrower (hyponym)bad check, bad cheque, blank check, blank cheque, cashier's check, cashier's cheque, certified check, certified cheque, counter check, giro, giro cheque, kite, kite, medicare check, medicare payment, paycheck, payroll check, personal check, personal cheque, treasurer's check, treasurer's cheque

2. check (cognition) an appraisal of the state of affairs


SamplesThey made an assay of the contents.
A check on its dependability under stress.


Synonymsassay


Broader (hypernym)appraisal, assessment


Narrower (hyponym)Apgar score, countercheck, double check, paternity test, stress test

3. check (communication) the bill in a restaurant


SamplesHe asked the waiter for the check.


Synonymschit, tab


Broader (hypernym)account, bill, invoice

4. check (state) the state of inactivity following an interruption


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsarrest, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage


Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity


Narrower (hyponym)countercheck, logjam

5. check (cognition) additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct


SamplesFossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory.


Synonymsconfirmation, substantiation, verification


Broader (hypernym)cogent evidence, proof


Narrower (hyponym)bed check, checksum, crosscheck, odd-even check, parity check, redundancy check

6. check (act) the act of inspecting or verifying


SamplesThey made a check of their equipment.
The pilot ran through the check-out procedure.


Synonymscheck-out procedure, checkout


Broader (hypernym)inspection, review


Narrower (hyponym)spot check

7. check (communication) a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.


SamplesAs he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name.


Synonymscheck mark, tick


Broader (hypernym)mark

8. check (cognition) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress


Synonymsbalk, baulk, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment


Broader (hypernym)difficulty


Narrower (hyponym)albatross, bind, diriment impediment, drag, millstone, obstacle, obstruction, straitjacket

9. check (attribute) a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something


Synonymschip


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar

10. check (artifact) a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)


SamplesShe wore a skirt with checks.


Broader (hypernym)weave


Narrower (hyponym)dog's-tooth check, dogs-tooth check, dogstooth check, hound's-tooth check, houndstooth check

11. check (act) the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess


SamplesHis common sense is a bridle to his quick temper.


Synonymsbridle, curb


Broader (hypernym)restraint

12. check (act) obstructing an opponent in ice hockey


Broader (hypernym)obstruction


Narrower (hyponym)crosscheck, poke check


Part meronymhockey, hockey game, ice hockey

13. check (act) (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king


Broader (hypernym)chess move


Narrower (hyponym)discovered check


Domain categorychess, chess game


English verb: check

1. check (cognition) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition


SamplesCheck the brakes.
Check out the engine.


ExamplesThe men check the area for animals , The men check for animals in the area


Synonymscheck into, check out, check over, check up on, go over, look into, suss out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, examine, study


Narrower (hyponym)follow, keep an eye on, observe, watch, watch over


Verb groupcheck, check off, mark, mark off, tick, tick off

2. check (social) make an examination or investigation


SamplesCheck into the rumor.
Check the time of the class.


ExamplesThey won't check the story


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)examine, see


Narrower (hyponym)breathalyse, breathalyze, countercheck, screen, test

3. check (cognition) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something


SamplesHe verified that the valves were closed.
See that the curtains are closed.
Control the quality of the product.


Synonymsascertain, assure, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)verify


Narrower (hyponym)card, cinch, control, cover, cross-check, double-check, proof, proofread, spot-check


Verb groupascertain, check, check, check, check off, control, determine, find out, learn, mark, mark off, see, tick, tick off, verify, watch

4. check (social) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits


SamplesModerate your alcohol intake.
Hold your tongue.
Hold your temper.
Control your anger.


Synonymscontain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold back, keep, keep back, restrain


Narrower (hyponym)abnegate, bate, bound, catch, confine, conquer, counteract, countercheck, crucify, curb, damp, deny, inhibit, limit, mortify, restrain, restrict, restrict, stamp down, subdue, subdue, suppress, thermostat, throttle, train, trammel

5. check (motion) stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution


SamplesShe checked for an instant and missed a step.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)halt, stop


Verb groupcheck, check

6. check (cognition) put a check mark on or near or next to


SamplesPlease check each name on the list.
Tick off the items.
Mark off the units.


Synonymscheck off, mark, mark off, tick, tick off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)verify


Narrower (hyponym)receipt


Verb groupascertain, assure, check, check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, control, ensure, go over, insure, look into, see, see to it, suss out

7. check (change) slow the growth or development of


SamplesThe brain damage will retard the child's language development.


Synonymsdelay, retard


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)dampen, delay, detain, stay

8. check (stative) be verified or confirmed; pass inspection


SamplesThese stories don't check!.


ExamplesThey won't check the story


Synonymscheck out


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Verb groupagree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

9. check (stative) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsagree, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be, equal


Narrower (hyponym)accord, adhere, agree, align, answer, bear out, befit, beseem, coincide, concord, conform to, consist, consort, correlate, corroborate, duplicate, fit, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, homologize, look, meet, parallel, parallel, pattern, resemble, rhyme, rime, square, suit, support, twin, underpin


Verb groupaccord, agree, check, check out, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize


Antonymsdisaccord, discord, disagree

10. check (social) block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey


ExamplesThe fighter managed to check his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy

11. check (social) develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control


SamplesParents must discipline their children.
Is this dog trained?.


Synonymscondition, discipline, train


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)develop, make grow


Narrower (hyponym)mortify


Verb groupgroom, prepare, train

12. check (possession) consign for shipment on a vehicle


SamplesCheck your luggage before boarding.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)charge, consign


Verb groupcheck

13. check (possession) hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping


SamplesCheck your coat at the door.


ExamplesThey check the cape


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)charge, consign


Verb groupcheck

14. check (motion) abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)halt, stop


Verb groupcheck


Domain categoryfalconry

15. check (motion) stop in a chase especially when scent is lost


SamplesThe dog checked.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)halt, stop


Verb groupcheck

16. check (creation) mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on


Synonymschecker, chequer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw

17. check (competition) decline to initiate betting


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, move


Domain categorycard game, cards

18. check (competition) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of


SamplesArrest the downward trend.
Check the growth of communism in South East Asia.
Contain the rebel movement.
Turn back the tide of communism.


Synonymsarrest, contain, hold back, stop, turn back


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)defend


Narrower (hyponym)cut down, cut out

19. check (competition) place into check


SamplesHe checked my kings.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)aggress, attack


Entailgo, move


Domain categorychess, chess game

20. check (communication) write out a check on a bank account


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)cut, issue, make out, write out

21. check (communication) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort


SamplesI want to see whether she speaks French.
See whether it works.
Find out if he speaks Russian.
Check whether the train leaves on time.


ExamplesThey check whether there was a traffic accident


Synonymsascertain, determine, find out, learn, see, watch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)test


Verb groupascertain, ascertain, assure, check, control, determine, ensure, find, find out, insure, see, see to it

22. check (cognition) verify by consulting a source or authority


SamplesCheck the spelling of this word.
Check your facts.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)verify


Verb groupascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it

23. check (change) arrest the motion (of something) abruptly


SamplesHe checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stop


Narrower (hyponym)halt, stanch, staunch, stem

24. check (change) make cracks or chinks in


SamplesThe heat checked the paint.


Synonymschink


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)crack


Verb groupbreak, check, crack

25. check (change) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only


SamplesThe glass cracked when it was heated.


Synonymsbreak, crack


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)crack


Verb groupcheck, chink, crack









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