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

  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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