v. checked, check·ing, checks
v.tr.1. To arrest the motion of abruptly; halt: checked the flow by shutting a valve.
2. To hold in restraint; curb: check an impulse to laugh. See Synonyms at restrain.
3. To slow the growth of; retard.
4. To rebuke; rebuff.
5. To inspect so as to determine accuracy, quality, or other condition; test: checked the brakes and lights for defects; checked out the system to make sure there were no errors in the software.
6. To verify by consulting a source or authority: checked her facts before speaking; check a spelling in the dictionary.
7. To put a check mark on or next to: checked off each item on the shopping list.
8. To deposit for temporary safekeeping: checked his coat at the door.
9. To consign (luggage, for example) for shipment on a transportation vehicle: checked her bags and boarded the plane.
10. To make cracks or chinks in: Sunlight dried and checked the paint.
11. Games To move in chess so as to put (an opponent's king) under direct attack.
12. Sports To block or impede (an opposing player in possession of the puck) in ice hockey by using one's body or one's stick.
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