English dictionary definition of:

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  • the act of inspecting or verifying
  • (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
  • obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
  • the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
  • a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
  • a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
  • something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  • an appraisal of the state of affairs
  • additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
  • the bill in a restaurant
  • a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
  • a written order directing a bank to pay money
  • the state of inactivity following an interruption


  • become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
  • make cracks or chinks in
  • arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
  • slow the growth or development of
  • examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
  • put a check mark on or near or next to
  • be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  • verify by consulting a source or authority
  • find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • write out a check on a bank account
  • place into check
  • hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
  • decline to initiate betting
  • mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
  • stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution
  • stop in a chase especially when scent is lost
  • abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
  • hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
  • consign for shipment on a vehicle
  • lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  • make an examination or investigation
  • develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
  • block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
  • be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
  • be verified or confirmed; pass inspection


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Scrabble score for check

Scrabble score = 16

generated at 01:38:17 on 19-11-19

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