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checks

noun
plural of check

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 the amount owed at a bar or restaurant or the slip of paper stating the amount
  • diners at that temple of gastronomy often look shocked when they receive the check

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2 a close look at or over someone or something in order to judge condition
  • made a careful check of the antique table before buying it

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3 a record of goods sold or services performed together with the costs due
  • request a detailed check from the company before sending any money

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4 a small sheet of plastic, paper, or paperboard showing that the bearer has a claim to something (as admittance)
  • handed over a check for his coat

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5 something that limits one's freedom of action or choice
  • the judiciary is intended to be a check on the executive and legislative branches of government

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6 an irregular usually narrow break in a surface created by pressure
  • the network of fine checks on the surface would indicate that the painting is quite old

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7 the stopping of a process or activity
  • the announcement of bad news gave a sudden check to the celebration

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checks

verb
present tense third-person singular of check

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1 to be in agreement on every point
  • their story of what happened checks with the report of the eyewitness

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3 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • check your enthusiasm a bit, and think before you marry someone you just met

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“Checks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/checks. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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