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[tʃek] verb I
1) [I/T] to examine something in order to get information, or to find out whether it is good or correct
Always check your spelling.[/ex]
You should have your sight checked regularly.[/ex]
The doctor checked for a pulse.[/ex]
Check our website for details of our special offers.[/ex]
2) [I/T] to make certain of something, for example by looking at the information again or by asking someone
I think he's gone home – I'll just check.[/ex]
I'll check the dates.[/ex]
First, check that you have everything you need.[/ex]
Could you please check whether a package has arrived for me?[/ex]
For further information, check with your local tax office.[/ex]
He checked to see if Gail was still there.[/ex]
3) [T] to give your bags and cases to an official at an airport so that they can be put on a plane
How many bags do you have to check?[/ex]
4) [T] to stop something bad from happening or getting worse
They are taking measures to check the spread of the disease.[/ex]
- check sth against sth
- check in
- check sth in
- check into sth
- check on sb/sth
- check out
- check sb/sth out
- check sth over
- check up on sb
II
noun
check */*/[tʃek]
1) [C] an examination of something that is intended to find out whether it is good or correct
a check for errors[/ex]
routine checks on the condition of the planes[/ex]
They'll be doing a sound check before the concert.[/ex]
See:
spot check
2) [C] something that controls another thing and stops it from becoming worse or more extreme
Economic forces act as a check on political power.[/ex]
3) [C/U] a pattern of squares
a sheet with red and white checks[/ex]
4) [C] American
the bill in a restaurant
Could we get the check, please?[/ex]
5) the American spelling of cheque
keep sb/sth in check — to control someone or something that might cause damage or harm[/ex]
attempts to keep global warming in check[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • check-up — [ (t)ʃɛkɶp ] n. m. inv. • v. 1960; mot angl. « vérification complète », de to check « vérifier » ♦ Anglic. Examen systématique de l état de santé d une personne (équiv. fr. : bilan de santé). Examen d une situation pour en tirer un bilan. ⇒ audit …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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