Definition of put a check on
- The store hired a guard to put a check on shoplifting.
: 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
: a throw made with an overhand pushing motion
: 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
: being in place : fixed, set
: 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)
: to put (a chess king) in check
: rebuke, reprimand
: to slow or bring to a stop : brake
used to express assent or agreement
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