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re·​check (ˌ)rē-ˈchek How to pronounce recheck (audio)
rechecked; rechecking; rechecks

transitive verb

: to check (something) again
… the repository locations had to be rechecked a month later, and again after a year, to meet the grant conditions.Joe Awad
… they had, in 20 minutes, cleared U.S. Immigration, retrieved their luggage, zipped through customs, rechecked their bags and were on their way to connect with a flight to Omaha …Alfred Borcover


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re·​check ˈrē-ˌchek How to pronounce recheck (audio)
plural rechecks
: a second or subsequent check : reexamination
At first, he thought it was instrument error, but a recheck validated the measurements.Eugene Linden

Examples of recheck in a Sentence

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Check and recheck identification numbers for everyone listed on your return. Daniel De Visé, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2024 And then after six weeks to two months, recheck your biomarkers. Will Stone, NPR, 14 June 2024 Wait two hours, then recheck the shower temperature. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2024 Callahan also urged parents to recheck their students' bus stop information on JCPS' bus finder portal, because some have changed. The Courier-Journal, 21 Aug. 2023 Another lender may recheck your credit report after applying for a new vehicle with a trade-in. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 14 July 2023 The agency had to recheck who was eligible for payments in the new tax year, an extra hurdle that didn’t exist in December, according to a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly. Author: Heather Long, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Apr. 2021 The health department will recheck the restaurant on Wednesday, officials said. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Apr. 2023 Instead of an accelerated time frame to recheck eligibility — given the three-year lapse — the state will take more than a year to check eligibility for the rest of those on Medicaid. Josh Archambault, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023
Crews are doing rechecks and searching offshore, because many people fled the flames by plunging into the ocean. Harold Maass, The Week, 26 Aug. 2023 Price is ahead of schedule with his rehab and due in town for a medical recheck this week. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 13 Mar. 2023 Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or above after a 10-minute recheck will be sent home, according to school officials. Michelle Hunter,, 6 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use


1853, in the meaning defined above


1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recheck was in 1853

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“Recheck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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