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check on

Definition of check on

  1. 1 :  to look at or examine (someone or something) to see if there are any problems <The nurse checked on the patients regularly.>

  2. 2 :  to look for information about (someone or something) :  to find out the truth about (someone or something) by getting information <The police are checking on him.> <I asked the waiter to check on my order.>



Word by Word Definitions

checkplay
  1. :  exposure of a chess king to an attack from which he must be protected or moved to safety

    :  a sudden stoppage of a forward course or progress :  arrest

    :  a checking of an opposing player (as in ice hockey)

  1. :  to put (a chess king) in check

    :  rebuke, reprimand

    :  to slow or bring to a stop :  brake

  1. : used to express assent or agreement


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