un·​checked | \ ˌən-ˈchekt How to pronounce unchecked (audio) \

Definition of unchecked

: not checked: such as
a : not hindered, slowed, or restrained unchecked growth
b : not verified unchecked data/information

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Racist mobs marauded unchecked through the South, killing African-Americans. Michael O’donnell, WSJ, "‘The Impeachers’ Review: No One Said It Would Be Easy," 17 May 2019 How can someone with her impressive credentials not see the danger and detrimental effect of thousands of unchecked people illegally entering our country? WSJ, "Our Underperforming Immigration System," 20 Mar. 2019 In fact, lawmakers haven't passed new regulations for cosmetics since 1938, and the industry goes largely unchecked compared to the restrictions on medicine and food. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "So, About the FDA Finding Asbestos in Claire's Makeup: Here's What the Government Is Doing About It," 12 Mar. 2019 There may have been cheers yesterday as the InSight lander set down on Mars, but a major milestone remained unchecked even as the celebrations began. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "NASA's Mars InSight Lander Just Nailed Another Major Milestone," 27 Nov. 2018 To recap, the Obama policy on the border was catch and release, you got caught crossing, the Feds release you and tells you to show up at a court at a later date, but the illegals just skip the hearings and went unchecked into the country. Fox News, "Watters' Words: The lying left," 24 June 2018 Possible lead-paint hazards had gone unchecked for years, since the last term of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration. New York Times, "After Years of Disinvestment, City Public Housing Is Poised to Get U.S. Oversight," 1 June 2018 Pruitt’s denialism serves as cover for administration-wide policies certain to result in planetary catastrophe if gone unchecked. Basav Sen, Fortune, "Commentary: Scott Pruitt Should Be Impeached for Gutting the EPA, Not His First-Class Flights," 3 May 2018 Still, that size and speed is not going to go unchecked by scouts ... Conor Orr, SI.com, "2019 NFL Draft Big Board Building," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of unchecked

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unchecked

: not stopped, slowed, or controlled : not checked

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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