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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


Synonymscheck


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


Synonymscheque


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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