bridle implies keeping under control by subduing or holding in.
bridle an impulse to throw the book down
Examples of check in a Sentence
Make sure to check your spelling.
She checked her makeup in the mirror.
We should check the equipment to make sure that it's working properly.
The guards checked my passport.
He checked his watch and saw that it was almost noon.
I'll just check the map to see where we are.
I'll check the newspaper to see when the movie starts.
If you're looking for a spoon, check the top drawer.
I checked his office but he wasn't there.
If you're looking for the umbrella, check in the closet. Noun
Please give the schedule a check to see if the times are correct.
I gave the ingredients list a quick check to see if the cereal contained any sugar.
She ran a quick check of the computer to make sure it was working properly.
The police ran a check on the license plate and found out that the car had been stolen.
He was penalized for an illegal check.
He made out the check to me and signed it, and I deposited it in my account.
Do you want to pay in cash, by check, or by credit card?
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Recent Examples on the Web
Before consumers treat themselves with over-the-counter (OTC) eye drops, the AOA recommends consulting with their local optometrist and also checking the FDA’s website for an up-to-date list of products being recalled.—Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 18 Nov. 2023 The doctors administered fluids to the visibly dehydrated and underweight cubs while awaiting the results of further bloodwork and testing, checking them daily.—Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 There’s a really robust team that supports Peter, and all his ideas and ambitions are very, very carefully fact checked.—Brande Victorian, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Nov. 2023 Be sure to check expiration dates on your products before going in for a deep clean, and to store your cleaners properly, according to their labels.—Alyssa Rotunno, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 The best solution, so far, is to make tests—including fast but less-precise rapid tests—a routine procedure at any point where a pregnant woman might be medically checked: not just ERs and urgent care centers, but syringe exchange programs and jails.—WIRED, 16 Nov. 2023 People should also check a product's expiration date before use.
—Elizabeth Napolitano contributed to this report.—Kate Gibson, CBS News, 16 Nov. 2023 Recipients can check the amount on their Delaware Food First cards by checking their last grocery receipt.—Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, 6 Nov. 2023 This year, however, Michaels says its stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, but will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday, but shoppers should check their local stores' extended hours.—Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 6 Nov. 2023
Except for the occasional weigh-in or vet check, these creatures are hardly ever touched.—Lee Powell, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 The 64-year-old Emmy winner was found lying, face upward, in a bathtub in his Austin home on Aug. 8 following a welfare check conducted by local authorities.—Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Nov. 2023 After some additional checks, SpaceX managers could give the green light for a final countdown early Saturday.—Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 16 Nov. 2023 Police in Washington state are searching for a couple determined to be missing after a welfare check at their home.—Kerry Breen, CBS News, 16 Nov. 2023 The alarm was raised Monday when officers carried out a welfare check at the couple's home in the Lake Forest development, north of Seattle, after one of them failed to turn up for work.—Patrick Smith, NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 Still, writing checks is only a portion of what the SSA does.—Aly J. Yale, wsj.com, 14 Nov. 2023 Once installed, the nurseries required periodic checks and maintenance.—Vittoria Traverso, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 Deputies were called to the couple's apartment on the morning of March 25 to conduct a welfare check after Smith, 59, failed to show up for work the day before, the sheriff's office said in a news release.—Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 7 Nov. 2023 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English chek, from Anglo-French eschec, from Arabic shāh, from Persian, literally, king; akin to Greek ktasthai to acquire, Sanskrit kṣatra dominion