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Definition 1: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess - [noun denoting act]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

"the unlawful restraint of trade"

Definition 2: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey - [noun denoting act]

(check is a kind of ...) getting in someone's way

(... is a kind of check ) an illegal check (chopping at an opponent's arms or stick)

(... is a kind of check ) knocking the puck away by jabbing at it with the hockey stick

(... is part of check) a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled hockey sticks

Definition 3: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king - [noun denoting act]

(check is a kind of ...) the act of moving a chess piece

(... is a kind of check ) a check on the opponent's king that is delivered by moving a piece out of the line of attack by a queen or rook or bishop

(check belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 4: the act of inspecting or verifying - [noun denoting act]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they made a check of their equipment
  • the pilot ran through the check-out procedure

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) a formal or official examination

"the platoon stood ready for review" "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"

(... is a kind of check ) a check on work performance or product quality made at random times without warning

"spot checks ensure a high level of performance by employees"

Definition 5: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she wore a skirt with checks

(check is a kind of ...) pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric

(... is a kind of check ) textile with a pattern of small broken or jagged checks

Definition 6: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

"a facial blemish"

Definition 7: an appraisal of the state of affairs - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they made an assay of the contents
  • a check on its dependability under stress

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

(... is a kind of check ) something that checks the correctness of a previous check

(... is a kind of check ) an assessment of the physical condition of a newborn infant; involves heart rate and muscle tone and respiratory effort and color and reflex responsiveness

(... is a kind of check ) a test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child; negative results prove he was not the father but positive results show only that he could be

(... is a kind of check ) a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress

Definition 8: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something

"if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"

(... is a kind of check ) a check that everyone is in bed by the time they should be

(... is a kind of check ) an instance of confirming something by considering information from several sources

(... is a kind of check ) a system of checking for errors in computer functioning

(... is a kind of check ) a digit representing the sum of the digits in an instance of digital data; used to check whether errors have occurred in transmission or storage

Definition 9: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result

"serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"

(... is a kind of check ) (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps

"she was an albatross around his neck"

(... is a kind of check ) something that hinders as if with bonds

(... is a kind of check ) (canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)

(... is a kind of check ) something that slows or delays progress

"taxation is a drag on the economy" "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"

(... is a kind of check ) something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

"lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement" "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education" "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"

(... is a kind of check ) anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines

"they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket" "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket"

Definition 10: the bill in a restaurant - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he asked the waiter for the check

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered

"he paid his bill and left" "send me an account of what I owe"

Definition 11: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc. - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

"his answer was just a punctuation mark"

Definition 12: a written order directing a bank to pay money - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he paid all his bills by check

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another

(... is a kind of check ) a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank

(... is a kind of check ) a check issued by the officer of a bank on the banks own account (not that of a private person)

"cashier's checks are as good as cash"

(... is a kind of check ) a check drawn against funds deposited in your personal checking account

(... is a kind of check ) a check containing certification that the person who issued the check has sufficient funds on deposit to cover payment

(... is a kind of check ) a check issued in payment of wages or salary

(... is a kind of check ) a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed; it can be cashed either at a bank or at the post office

(... is a kind of check ) a blank check provided by a bank for the convenience of customers who are making withdrawals

(... is a kind of check ) a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value

(... is a kind of check ) a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float

(... is a kind of check ) a check that is dishonored on presentation because of insufficient funds

"issuing a bad check is a form of larceny"

(... is a kind of check ) a check reimbursing an aged person for the expenses of health care

Definition 13: the state of inactivity following an interruption - [noun denoting state]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the 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

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) the state of being inactive

(... is a kind of check ) a check that restrains another check

(... is a kind of check ) any stoppage attributable to unusual activity

"the legislation ran into a logjam"

Definition 14: slow the growth or development of - [verb of change]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The brain damage will retard the child's language development

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of check ) check; keep in check (a fire)

(... is a kind of check ) stop or halt

"Please stay the bloodshed!"

Definition 15: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only - [verb of change]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The glass cracked when it was heated

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of check ) break partially but keep its integrity

"The glass cracked"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) make cracks or chinks in

"The heat checked the paint"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) cause to become cracked

"heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

Definition 16: make cracks or chinks in - [verb of change]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The heat checked the paint

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) cause to become cracked

"heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

"The glass cracked when it was heated"

Definition 17: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly - [verb of change]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve

(check is a kind of ...) cause to stop

"stop a car" "stop the thief"

(... is a kind of check ) stop the flow of a liquid

"staunch the blood flow" "stem the tide"

Definition 18: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition - [verb of cognition]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • check the brakes
  • Check out the engine

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

"analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare" "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial" "analyze your real motives"

(... is a kind of check ) follow with the eyes or the mind

"Keep an eye on the baby, please!" "The world is watching Sarajevo" "She followed the men with the binoculars"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) put a check mark on or near or next to

"Please check each name on the list" "tick off the items" "mark off the units"

Definition 19: put a check mark on or near or next to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please check each name on the list
  • tick off the items
  • mark off the units

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(... is a kind of check ) mark or stamp as paid

(check has a similar meaning as ...) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

"check the brakes" "Check out the engine"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

Definition 20: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He verified that the valves were closed
  • See that the curtains are closed
  • control the quality of the product

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(... is a kind of check ) read for errors

"I should proofread my manuscripts"

(... is a kind of check ) maintain a check on; especially by patrolling

"The second officer covered the top floor"

(... is a kind of check ) pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality

(... is a kind of check ) ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor

"I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"

(... is a kind of check ) make sure of

(... is a kind of check ) check out conflicting sources; crosscheck facts, for example

(... is a kind of check ) check once more to be absolutely sure

(... is a kind of check ) verify by using a duplicate register for comparison

"control an account"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) verify by consulting a source or authority

"check the spelling of this word" "check your facts"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

"I want to see whether she speaks French" "See whether it works" "find out if he speaks Russian" "Check whether the train leaves on time"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) put a check mark on or near or next to

"Please check each name on the list" "tick off the items" "mark off the units"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

"Are you controlling for the temperature?"

Definition 21: verify by consulting a source or authority - [verb of cognition]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • check the spelling of this word
  • check your facts

(check is a kind of ...) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

Definition 22: write out a check on a bank account - [verb of communication]

(check is a kind of ...) make out and issue

"write out a check" "cut a ticket" "Please make the check out to me"

Definition 23: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort - [verb of communication]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I want to see whether she speaks French
  • See whether it works
  • find out if he speaks Russian
  • Check whether the train leaves on time

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of check ) determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

(check has a similar meaning as ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

Definition 24: place into check - [verb of competition]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He checked my kings

(check is a kind of ...) take the initiative and go on the offensive

"The Serbs attacked the village at night" "The visiting team started to attack"

(check implies ...) have a turn; make one's move in a game

"Can I go now?"

(check belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 25: decline to initiate betting - [verb of competition]

(check is a kind of ...) have a turn; make one's move in a game

"Can I go now?"

(check belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 26: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of - [verb of competition]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) be on the defensive; act against an attack

(... is a kind of check ) intercept (a player)

Definition 27: mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

Definition 28: stop in a chase especially when scent is lost - [verb of motion]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dog checked

(check is a kind of ...) come to a halt, stop moving

"the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution

"She checked for an instant and missed a step"

Definition 29: abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey - [verb of motion]

(check is a kind of ...) come to a halt, stop moving

"the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution

"She checked for an instant and missed a step"

(check belongs to category ...) the art of training falcons to hunt and return

Definition 30: stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution - [verb of motion]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She checked for an instant and missed a step

(check is a kind of ...) come to a halt, stop moving

"the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) stop in a chase especially when scent is lost

"The dog checked"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey

Definition 31: hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping - [verb of possession]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Check your coat at the door

(check is a kind of ...) give over to another for care or safekeeping

"consign your baggage"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) consign for shipment on a vehicle

"check your luggage before boarding"

Definition 32: consign for shipment on a vehicle - [verb of possession]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • check your luggage before boarding

(check is a kind of ...) give over to another for care or safekeeping

"consign your baggage"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping

"Check your coat at the door"

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Parents must discipline their children
  • Is this dog trained?

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

"The perfect climate here develops the grain" "He developed a new kind of apple"

(... is a kind of check ) practice self-denial of one's body and appetites

(check has a similar meaning as ...) educate for a future role or function

"He is grooming his son to become his successor" "The prince was prepared to become King one day" "They trained him to be a warrior"

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • check into the rumor
  • check the time of the class

(check is a kind of ...) observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

"The customs agent examined the baggage" "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

(... is a kind of check ) test or examine for the presence of disease or infection

"screen the blood for the HIV virus"

(... is a kind of check ) check a second time

(... is a kind of check ) test someone's alcohol level in his blood by means of a breathalyzer

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • moderate your alcohol intake
  • hold your tongue
  • hold your temper
  • control your anger

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) prevent the action or expression of

"hold back your anger" "keep your cool" "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

(... is a kind of check ) control the temperature with a thermostat

(... is a kind of check ) moderate or restrain; lessen the force of

"He bated his breath when talking about this affair" "capable of bating his enthusiasm"

(... is a kind of check ) check oneself during an action

"She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"

(... is a kind of check ) cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it

"train the vine"

(... is a kind of check ) deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure

"She denied herself wine and spirits"

(... is a kind of check ) hold within limits and control

"subdue one's appetites" "mortify the flesh"

(... is a kind of check ) restrain or discourage

"the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"

(... is a kind of check ) bring under control by force or authority

"suppress a nascent uprising" "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"

(... is a kind of check ) oppose or check by a counteraction

(check is a kind of ...) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

"His brother blocked him at every turn"

Definition 37: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics - [verb of stative]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The 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

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check is a kind of ...) be identical or equivalent to

"One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

(... is a kind of check ) be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous

"Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"

(... is a kind of check ) be compatible or in accordance with

"You must adhere to the rules"

(... is a kind of check ) form a pattern

"These sentences pattern like the ones we studied before"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) go together

"The colors don't harmonize" "Their ideas concorded"

(... is a kind of check ) accord or comport with

"This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"

(... is a kind of check ) be homologous

"A person's arms homologize with a quadruped's forelimbs"

(... is a kind of check ) appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

"She resembles her mother very much" "This paper resembles my own work"

(... is a kind of check ) support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

"The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

(... is a kind of check ) be compatible with

"one idea squares with another"

(... is a kind of check ) duplicate or match

"The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"

(... is a kind of check ) accord in appearance with

"You don't look your age!"

(... is a kind of check ) match or correspond

"The drawing of the suspect answers to the description the victim gave"

(... is a kind of check ) be the same

"our views on this matter coincided"

(... is a kind of check ) be or come into adjustment with

(... is a kind of check ) to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation

"Do these facts correlate?"

(... is a kind of check ) be parallel to

"Their roles are paralleled by ours"

(... is a kind of check ) be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable

"hat and cat rhyme"

(check has a similar meaning as ...) be verified or confirmed; pass inspection

"These stories don't check!"

Definition 38: be verified or confirmed; pass inspection - [verb of stative]

Samples where check or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These stories don't check!

Synonyms for check in the sense of this definition

(check has a similar meaning as ...) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

"The 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"

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