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check

Definitions by Oxford


[tʃɛk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- examine (something) in order to determine its accuracy, quality, or condition, or to detect the presence of something
(e.g: customs officers have the right to check all luggage)

- stop or slow the progress of (something, typically something undesirable)
(e.g: efforts were made to check the disease)

- (of a passenger) consign (baggage) to the care of the transport provider with whom they are travelling
(e.g: I checked my bag and got my boarding pass)

- mark or click on (a box) in order to select a particular option on a form, questionnaire, etc.
(e.g: users who want privacy should check the box that prevents your files from being shared)

- move a piece or pawn to a square where it attacks (the opposing king)
(e.g: he moves his knight to check my king again)

- (in poker) choose not to make a bet when called upon, allowing another player to do so instead.

- (of a hound) pause to make sure of or regain a scent.


Phrases:
- in check
- keep a check on

Origin:
Middle English (originally as used in the game of chess): the noun and exclamation from Old French eschec, from medieval Latin scaccus, via Arabic from Persian šāh ‘king’; the verb from Old French eschequier ‘play chess, put in check’. The sense ‘stop or control’ arose from the use in chess, and led (in the late 17th century) to ‘examine the accuracy of’


[tʃɛk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an examination to test or ascertain accuracy, quality, or satisfactory condition
(e.g: a campaign calling for regular checks on gas appliances)

- a stopping or slowing of progress
(e.g: there was no check to the expansion of the market)

- a move by which a piece or pawn directly attacks the opponent's king and by which the king may be checkmated.


- a token of identification for left luggage.

- a counter used as a stake in a gambling game.


- a part of a piano which catches the hammer and prevents it retouching the strings.

- a crack or flaw in timber.


Phrases:
- in check
- keep a check on

Origin:


[tʃɛk], (Interjection)

Definitions:
- expressing assent or agreement.

- used by a chess player to announce that the opponent's king has been placed in check.


Phrases:
- in check
- keep a check on

Origin:


[tʃɛk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a pattern of small squares
(e.g: a fine black-and-white check)


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English: probably from chequer (sense 1 of the noun)


[tʃɛk], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- having a checked pattern
(e.g: a blue check T-shirt)


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