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English verb: check out

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

SamplesCheck the brakes.
Check out the engine.

ExamplesThey won't check out the story

Synonymscheck, check into, 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 out (communication) announce one's departure from a hotel

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)report

Antonymscheck in, sign in

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

SamplesThese stories don't check!.

ExamplesThey won't check out the story


Pattern of useSomething ----s

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

4. check out (social) trace

SamplesWe are running down a few tips.

Synonymsrun down

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

Broader (hypernym)act on, follow up on, pursue

5. check out (possession) record, add up, and receive payment for items purchased

SamplesShe was checking out the apples that the customer had put on the conveyer belt.

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

Entailbuy, purchase

6. check out (possession) withdraw money by writing a check


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)draw, draw off, take out, withdraw

7. check out (communication) try to learn someone's opinions and intentions

SamplesI have to sound out the new professor.

Synonymsfeel out, sound out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)query, question

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