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check



I - noun
1. a written order directing a bank to pay money (Freq. 18)
- he paid all his bills by check
Syn:
bank check, cheque
Derivationally related forms:
cheque (for: cheque)
Hypernyms:
draft, bill of exchange, order of payment
Hyponyms:
bad check, bad cheque, kite, counter check, giro,
giro cheque, paycheck, payroll check, certified check, certified cheque, personal check,
personal cheque, cashier's check, treasurer's check, cashier's cheque, treasurer's cheque, blank check,
blank cheque, medicare check, medicare payment
2. an appraisal of the state of affairs (Freq. 4)
- they made an assay of the contents
- a check on its dependability under stress
Syn:
assay
Hypernyms:
appraisal, assessment
Hyponyms:
countercheck, double check, Apgar score, paternity test, stress test
3. the bill in a restaurant (Freq. 2)
- he asked the waiter for the check
Syn:
chit, tab
Hypernyms:
bill, account, invoice
4. the state of inactivity following an interruption (Freq. 1)
- 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
Syn:
arrest, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage
Derivationally related forms:
stop (for: stoppage), stop (for: stop), halt (for: halt)
Hypernyms:
inaction, inactivity, inactiveness
Hyponyms:
countercheck, logjam
5. additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct (Freq. 1)
- fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory
Syn:
confirmation, verification, substantiation
Derivationally related forms:
substantiate (for: substantiation), verify (for: verification), confirm (for: confirmation)
Hypernyms:
proof, cogent evidence
Hyponyms:
bed check, crosscheck, parity check, redundancy check, odd-even check, checksum
6. the act of inspecting or verifying (Freq. 1)
- they made a check of their equipment
- the pilot ran through the check-out procedure
Syn:
checkout, check-out procedure
Derivationally related forms:
check out (for: checkout)
Hypernyms:
inspection, review
Hyponyms:
spot check
7. a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
- as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name
Syn:
check mark, tick
Hypernyms:
mark
8. a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
Syn:
chip
Derivationally related forms:
chip (for: chip)
Hypernyms:
blemish, defect, mar
9. a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
- she wore a skirt with checks
Hypernyms:
weave
Hyponyms:
houndstooth check, hound's-tooth check, dogstooth check, dogs-tooth check, dog's-tooth check
10. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
- his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper
Syn:
bridle, curb
Derivationally related forms:
curb (for: curb)
Hypernyms:
restraint
11. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Syn:
hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk,
baulk, handicap
Derivationally related forms:
handicap (for: handicap), impede (for: impediment), deterrent (for: deterrent), deter (for: deterrent), hinder (for: hindrance)
Hypernyms:
difficulty
Hyponyms:
albatross, millstone, bind, diriment impediment, drag,
obstacle, obstruction, straitjacket
12. obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
Hypernyms:
obstruction
Hyponyms:
crosscheck, poke check
Part Holonyms:
ice hockey, hockey, hockey game
13. (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
Topics:
chess, chess game
Hypernyms:
chess move
Hyponyms:
discovered check

II - verb
1. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition (Freq. 27)
- check the brakes
- Check out the engine
Syn:
check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over,
go over, check into
Derivationally related forms:
checkout (for: check out), checker
Hypernyms:
analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
Hyponyms:
watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on
Verb Group:
check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- The men check the area for animals
- The men check for animals in the area
2. make an examination or investigation (Freq. 7)
- check into the rumor
- check the time of the class
Hypernyms:
examine, see
Hyponyms:
screen, test, countercheck, breathalyze, breathalyse
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
- They won't check the story
3. be careful or certain to do something;
make certain of something (Freq. 6)
- He verified that the valves were closed
- See that the curtains are closed
- control the quality of the product
Syn:
see, insure, see to it, ensure, control,
ascertain, assure
Hypernyms:
verify
Hyponyms:
proofread, proof, control, double-check, cross-check,
cinch, card, spot-check, cover
Verb Group:
determine, find out, see, ascertain, watch,
learn, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick,
control, verify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
- Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE (for: see)
4. lessen the intensity of;
temper;
hold in restraint;
hold or keep within limits (Freq. 5)
- moderate your alcohol intake
- hold your tongue
- hold your temper
- control your anger
Syn:
control, hold in, hold, contain, curb, moderate
Derivationally related forms:
moderation (for: moderate), curb (for: curb), control (for: control)
Hypernyms:
restrain, keep, keep back, hold back
Hyponyms:
restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound,
confine, throttle, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue,
conquer, curb, damp, mortify, crucify, deny,
deny, train, catch, bate, thermostat,
countercheck, counteract
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
5. stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution (Freq. 1)
- She checked for an instant and missed a step
Hypernyms:
stop, halt
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
6. put a check mark on or near or next to (Freq. 1)
- Please check each name on the list
- tick off the items
- mark off the units
Syn:
check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick
Hypernyms:
verify
Hyponyms:
receipt
Verb Group:
check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over,
go over, check into, see, insure, see to it, ensure,
control, ascertain, assure
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
7. slow the growth or development of (Freq. 1)
- The brain damage will retard the child's language development
Syn:
retard, delay
Derivationally related forms:
delay (for: delay), retard (for: retard), retardation (for: retard)
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Hyponyms:
dampen, stay, detain, delay
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
8. be verified or confirmed;
pass inspection
- These stories don't check!
Syn:
check out
Verb Group:
match, fit, correspond, jibe, gibe,
tally, agree
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- They won't check the story
9. 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
Syn:
match, fit, correspond, jibe, gibe,
tally, agree
Ant:
disagree (for: agree)
Derivationally related forms:
agreeable (for: agree), agreement (for: agree), correspondent (for: correspond), correspondence (for: correspond), match (for: match)
Hypernyms:
equal, be
Hyponyms:
consist, look, answer, coincide, align,
correlate, parallel, twin, duplicate, square, corroborate,
underpin, bear out, support, resemble, meet, fit,
conform to, homologize, befit, suit, beseem, harmonize,
harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in, agree,
pattern, adhere, rhyme, rime
Verb Group:
harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord,
fit in, agree, check out
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Something is ----ing PP
10. block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
Hypernyms:
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie,
stymy, embarrass
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- The fighter managed to check his opponent
11. develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice;
especially to teach self-control
- Parents must discipline their children
- Is this dog trained?
Syn:
discipline, train, condition
Derivationally related forms:
conditioner (for: condition), trainee (for: train), discipline (for: discipline)
Hypernyms:
develop, make grow
Hyponyms:
mortify
Verb Group:
prepare, groom, train
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
12. consign for shipment on a vehicle
- check your luggage before boarding
Hypernyms:
consign, charge
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
13. hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
- Check your coat at the door
Derivationally related forms:
checker
Hypernyms:
consign, charge
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something to somebody
- They check the cape
14. abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
Topics:
falconry
Hypernyms:
stop, halt
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
15. stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
- The dog checked
Hypernyms:
stop, halt
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
16. mark into squares or draw squares on;
draw crossed lines on
Syn:
checker, chequer
Hypernyms:
draw
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
17. decline to initiate betting
Topics:
card game, cards
Hypernyms:
move, go
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
18. place into check
- He checked my kings
Topics:
chess, chess game
Hypernyms:
attack, aggress
Entailment:
move, go
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
19. write out a check on a bank account
Hypernyms:
write out, issue, make out, cut
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
20. 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
Syn:
determine, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn
Derivationally related forms:
ascertainable (for: ascertain), determination (for: determine)
Hyponyms:
test
Verb Group:
see, insure, see to it, ensure, control,
ascertain, assure, determine, find, find out
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
- They check whether there was a traffic accident
21. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy;
check the expansion or influence of
- Arrest the downward trend
- Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
- Contain the rebel movement
- Turn back the tide of communism
Syn:
turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back
Derivationally related forms:
containment (for: contain), stop (for: stop)
Hypernyms:
defend
Hyponyms:
cut down, cut out
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
22. verify by consulting a source or authority
- check the spelling of this word
- check your facts
Hypernyms:
verify
Verb Group:
see, insure, see to it, ensure, control,
ascertain, assure
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
23. arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
- He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve
Hypernyms:
stop
Hyponyms:
stem, stanch, staunch, halt
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
24. make cracks or chinks in
- The heat checked the paint
Syn:
chink
Derivationally related forms:
chink (for: chink)
Hypernyms:
crack
Verb Group:
crack, break
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
25. become fractured;
break or crack on the surface only
- The glass cracked when it was heated
Syn:
crack, break
Derivationally related forms:
breakable (for: break), break (for: break)
Hypernyms:
change
Hyponyms:
crack
Verb Group:
chink, crack
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s

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