body check

noun

Definition of body check 

: a blocking of an opposing player with the body (as in ice hockey or lacrosse)

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bodycheck \ ˈbä-​dē-​ˌchek \ transitive verb

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My love of travel, adventure, and family is too great to forgo travel, despite body checks in sketchy storage rooms. Denise Teter, Philly.com, "For a colorectal cancer survivor on IV nutrition, airport security is another hurdle to vault," 11 July 2018 Nance to jump up and body checked him; Morris responded with a one-handed shove to the face. Jimmy Golen, Houston Chronicle, "Celtics beat Cavaliers to take 3-2 lead in East finals," 24 May 2018 Orpik separated Cedric Paquette from the puck twice on one shift, Ovechkin leveled rookie Yanni Gourde and Wilson was his usual self, dishing out a handful of crushing body checks. Stephen Whyno, chicagotribune.com, "Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7 in East final," 21 May 2018 Do a full-body check for ticks, and don't forget to inspect crevices like your groin, Dr. Schaffner reminds. Korin Miller, SELF, "The 11 Most Effective Tick and Mosquito Protection Tips You Need This Summer," 4 May 2018 Do a full body check by looking in a mirror, and check hidden spots: behind the knees, the waist area, the bellybutton. Author: Roni Caryn Rabin, Anchorage Daily News, "How to protect yourself from mosquitoes and ticks," 1 May 2018 Do a full body check by looking in a mirror, and check hidden spots: behind the knees, the waist area, the bellybutton. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "How to Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks," 1 May 2018 Enter Florida State, a tenacious defensive team that was willing to reduce an NCAA Tournament second-round game to wrestling-style hand-fighting and body checks, which the referees abided on an on-again, off-again basis. Patrick Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "How the West was lost: Takeaways from Xavier basketball's early NCAA Tournament exit," 19 Mar. 2018 Moore was referring to the Brooks body check that sent Elaine Brown, a former Black Panther leader who was 72 at the time, tumbling over a table and chairs in 2015. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, "Oakland City Council has its own Donald Trump," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of body check

1869, in the meaning defined above

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