checks, 3rd person singular present; checked, past participle; checked, past tense; checking, present participle;
Expressing assent or agreement
Used by a chess player to announce that the opponent's king has been placed in check
Having such a pattern
a blue check T-shirt
Examine (something) in order to determine its accuracy, quality, or condition, or to detect the presence of something
customs officers have the right to check all luggage
a simple blood test to check for anemia
Verify or establish to one's satisfaction
check the expiration date on your passport
she glanced over her shoulder to check that the door was shut
Examine with a view to rectifying any fault or problem discovered
check the oil and fluid levels again
Verify the accuracy of something by comparing it with (something else)
keep your receipt to check against your statement
Agree or correspond when compared
Stop or slow down the progress of (something undesirable)
efforts were made to check the disease
Curb or restrain (a feeling or emotion)
he learned to check his excitement
Master an involuntary reaction
Chris took one step backward then checked himself
Hamper or neutralize (an opponent) with one's body or stick
Provide a means of preventing
processes to check against deterioration in the quality of the data held
(of a hound) Pause to make sure of or regain a scent
(of a trained hawk) Abandon the intended quarry and fly after other prey
Move a piece or pawn so that (the opposing king) is under attack
(in poker) Choose not to make a bet when called upon, allowing the action to move to another player
A pattern of small squares
a fine black-and-white check
A garment or fabric with such a pattern
a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
assay: an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"
make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
see: 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"
the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"
In games such as chess, shogi, and xiangqi, a check is an immediate threat to capture the king (or general in xiangqi). A king so threatened is said to be in check. In the following move, the player whose king is in check must get their king out of check, if it is possible. ...
A check is a pattern consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical bands in two or more colours in woven cloth. Checks are traditionally associated with the with Celtic countries, especially Scotland where woven dyed wool was, at one time, a principal cloth. ...
A cheque or check (American English) is a piece of paper (usually) that orders a payment of money. The person writing the cheque, the drawer, usually has a chequing account where their money is deposited. ...
Checking in ice hockey is any one of a number of defensive techniques in which a player uses their body or stick. It is usually not a penalty.
A tick (known as a check mark or check in American English) is a mark (etc.) used to indicate the concept "yes", for example "yes; this has been verified" or, "yes; that is the correct answer". ...
In the game of poker, the play largely centers on the act of betting, and as such, a protocol has been developed to speed play, lessen confusion, and increase security while playing. ...
An inspection or examination; A control; a limit or stop; A mark (especially a checkmark: ✓) used as an indicator, equivalent to a tick (UK); An order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity; a cheque (UK, Canada); A bill, particularly in a restaurant; The situation in which the ...
(Checked) A horse pulled up by his jockey for an instant because he is cut off or in tight quarters.
(Checked) A horse who was momentarily impeded during running.
(Checked) A square that is included in both an across and a down answer is checked, ie the letter in it can be confirmed from two different answers.
(Checked) Applies when a rider has to take up on his mount, changing his stride due to the fact that he has encountered traffic trouble.
(Checked) Horses on occasion could be pulled up briefly if the horse in front of them slows down dramatically and there is nowhere for them to go.
(Checked) Incident during a race when a horse is blocked, causing it to change stride, slow down or change direction.
(checked) surrounded, see about
(Checking) The act of attempting to dislodge the ball from an opponent's stick.
(Checking) a crack or split along the grain in wood plank siding as a result of cupping
(Checking) Used to describe cracking found in lacquer finished guitars. Vintage guitars often have checking in their lacquer finishes. Checking is caused by the guitar's wood expanding and contracting with changes in temperature and humidity. ...
(checking) Fissures that appear with age in many exterior paint coatings. At first superficial, but in time may penetrate entirely through the coating. It produces a pattern of surface cracks running in irregular lines. ...
(Checking) Occurs when a defending player has contact with an offensive player; also refers to when a defending player has contact with the stick of an offensive player.