Textual thesaurus for "check"

(noun) check-out procedure, checkout

the act of inspecting or verifying

they made a check of their equipment; the pilot ran through the check-out procedure

(noun) curb, bridle

the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

(noun) chip

a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

(noun) balk, baulk, impediment, hinderance, hindrance, handicap, deterrent

something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

(noun) assay

an appraisal of the state of affairs

they made an assay of the contents; a check on its dependability under stress

(noun) confirmation, verification, substantiation

additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct

fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory

(noun) tab, chit

the bill in a restaurant

he asked the waiter for the check

(noun) check mark, tick

a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.

as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name

(noun) bank check, cheque

a written order directing a bank to pay money

he paid all his bills by check

(noun) arrest, stop, stoppage, halt, hitch, stay

the state of inactivity following an interruption

the negotiations were in arrest; held them in check; during the halt he got some lunch; the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow; he spent the entire stop in his seat

(verb) break, crack

become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

The glass cracked when it was heated

(verb) chink

make cracks or chinks in

The heat checked the paint

(verb) delay, retard

slow the growth or development of

The brain damage will retard the child's language development

(verb) check into, check out, check over, check up on, look into, suss out, go over

examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

check the brakes; Check out the engine

(verb) tick, tick off, mark, mark off, check off

put a check mark on or near or next to

Please check each name on the list; tick off the items; mark off the units

(verb) control, assure, ascertain, insure, ensure, see, see to it

be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

He verified that the valves were closed; See that the curtains are closed; control the quality of the product

(verb) see, learn, determine, ascertain, watch, find out

find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

I want to see whether she speaks French; See whether it works; find out if he speaks Russian; Check whether the train leaves on time

(verb) contain, hold back, arrest, stop, turn back

hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

Arrest the downward trend; Check the growth of communism in South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

(verb) checker, chequer

mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on

(verb) contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate

lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger

(verb) discipline, condition, train

develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

Parents must discipline their children; Is this dog trained?

(verb) correspond, tally, jibe, match, fit, gibe, agree

be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

The two stories don't agree in many details; The handwriting checks with the signature on the check; The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun

(verb) check out

be verified or confirmed; pass inspection

These stories don't check!