put a check on

Definition of put a check on

  1. :  to reduce or stop The store hired a guard to put a check on shoplifting.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

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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