1. check, bank check, cheque, draft, bill of exchange, order of payment

usage: a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"

2. assay, check, appraisal, assessment

usage: an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"

3. check, chit, tab, bill, account, invoice

usage: the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"

4. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage, inaction, inactivity, inactiveness

usage: 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"

5. confirmation, verification, check, substantiation, proof, cogent evidence

usage: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"

6. check, checkout, check-out procedure, inspection, review

usage: the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"

7. check mark, check, tick, mark

usage: 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"

8. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap, difficulty

usage: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

9. check, chip, blemish, defect, mar

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

10. check, weave

usage: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"

11. bridle, check, curb, restraint

usage: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"

12. check, obstruction

usage: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

13. check, chess move

usage: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king


1. check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into, analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas

usage: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"

2. check, examine, see

usage: make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"

3. see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure, verify

usage: 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"

4. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate, restrain, keep, keep back, hold back

usage: 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"

5. check, stop, halt

usage: stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"

6. check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick, verify

usage: 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"

7. check, retard, delay, change, alter, modify

usage: slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

8. check, check out

usage: be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!"

9. match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree, equal, be

usage: 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"

10. check, obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass

usage: block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey

11. discipline, train, check, condition, develop, make grow

usage: develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"

12. check, consign, charge

usage: consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"

13. check, consign, charge

usage: hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"

14. check, stop, halt

usage: abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey

15. check, stop, halt

usage: stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"

16. check, checker, chequer, draw

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

17. check, move, go

usage: decline to initiate betting

18. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back, defend

usage: 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"

19. check, attack, aggress

usage: place into check; "He checked my kings"

20. check, write out, issue, make out, cut

usage: write out a check on a bank account

21. determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn

usage: 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"

22. check, verify

usage: verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"

23. check, stop

usage: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"

24. check, chink, crack

usage: make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"

25. crack, check, break, change

usage: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"

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