security check

Definition of security check

  1. :  an investigation for the purpose of seeing if someone can be trusted All government employees are subject to a security check.

Word by Word Definitions

securityplay
  1. :  the quality or state of being secure: such as

    :  freedom from danger :  safety

    :  freedom from fear or anxiety

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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