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Noun

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

Verb

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

Thesaurus

agree   arrest   ascertain   assay   assure   balk American English spelling   baulk British English spelling   break   bridle   checker   checkout   cheque British English spelling   chequer   chink   chip   chit   condition   confirmation   contain   control   correspond   crack   curb   delay   determine   deterrent   discipline   ensure   fit   gibe   halt   handicap   hinderance   hindrance   hitch   hold   impediment   insure   jibe   learn   mark   match   moderate   retard   see   stay   stop   stoppage   substantiation   tab   tally   tick   train   verification   watch  

Scrabble score for check


Scrabble score = 16

generated at 00:18:48 on 13-03-20

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