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Etymology

From Persian چک (chek) (in the first meaning).

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Noun

Singular
check

Plural
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  1. (US) an order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity
    I was not carrying cash, so I wrote a check for the amount.
  2. (US) a mark like a v or sometimes x used as an indicator. Equivalent of a (UK) tick; also, a checkmark: √
    Place a check by the things you have done.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a pattern made up of a grid of squares of alternating colors; a checkered pattern
    The tablecloth had red and white checks.
  4. a bill, particularly at a restaurant
    I summoned the waiter, paid the check, and hurried to leave.
  5. a control; a limit or stop
    checks and balances
  6. an inspection; examination
    I don't know if she will be there, but it's worth a check.
  7. (chess) The situation in which the king is directly threatened by an enemy piece.
  8. (sports) a maneuver performed by an player to take another player out of the play
    The hockey player gave a good hard check to obtain the puck

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Verb

Infinitive
to check

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to check (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to inspect; to examine
    Check the oil in your car once a month.
    Check whether this page has a watermark.
  2. to mark with a checkmark
    Check the correct answer to each question.
  3. to control, limit, or halt
    Check your enthusiasm during a negotiation.
  4. to verify or compare with a source of information
    Check your data against known values.
  5. to leave in safekeeping
    Check your hat and coat at the door.
  6. to leave with shipping agent for shipping
    Check your bags at the ticket counter before the flight.
  7. to physically remove a person from play
    The hockey player checked the defenceman to obtain the puck
  8. (poker) to remain in the hand without betting, only legal if no one has yet bet.
    Tom did not think he could win, so he checked.

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Swedish

Noun

Inflection for check Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative check checken checkar checkarna
Genitive checks checkens checkars checkarnas

check c.

  1. cheque, check

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