blank check

noun

Definition of blank check

1 : a signed check with the amount unspecified
2 : complete freedom of action or control : carte blanche

Examples of blank check in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also known as blank check companies, SPACs have no business objective other than to buy or merge with another company and bring it to market. Frank Holmes, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 Nearly 150 blank check companies had listed on a U.S. exchange by December 8, according to an EY IPO report. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 24 Dec. 2021 Recently, lawmakers settled on either annual or biannual suspensions of the debt limit, essentially writing a blank check every year or two. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 29 Sep. 2021 Trump began discussing a merger with Digital World long before the blank check company went public and before such talks were shared with investors, The New York Times reported in late October. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 7 Dec. 2021 Service is that blank check that only one percent of all Americans volunteer to do. PEOPLE.com, 11 Nov. 2021 There's not a booster with a big enough blank check. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 26 Oct. 2021 The media company agreed to combine with Digital World Acquisition Corp., a blank check company that exists solely to take private firms public through what's known as a SPAC. Matt Egan, CNN, 27 Oct. 2021 Wireless Internet service company Starry is the latest Boston startup seeking to go public by merging with a blank check company. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of blank check

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blank check was in 1793

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19 Jan 2022

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“Blank check.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blank%20check. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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blank check

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blank check

: a signed check that does not have the amount of money written on it yet
: complete control or freedom

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