become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
make cracks or chinks in
arrest the motion (of something) abruptly
verify by consulting a source or authority
be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
put a check mark on or near or next to
slow the growth or development of
the state of inactivity following an interruption
a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
the bill in a restaurant
additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
an appraisal of the state of affairs
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
obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
the act of inspecting or verifying
(chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)
make an examination or investigation
lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
develop (a child's or animal'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
consign for shipment on a vehicle
hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping
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
hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
place into check
decline to initiate betting
write out a check on a bank account
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
A word of warning denoting that the king is in danger; such a menace of a player's king by an adversary's move as would, if it were any other piece, expose it to immediate capture. a king so menaced is said to be in check, and must be made safe at the next move.
A condition of interrupted or impeded progress; arrest; stop; delay; as, to hold an enemy in check.
Whatever arrests progress, or limits action; an obstacle, guard, restraint, or rebuff.
A mark, certificate, or token, by which, errors may be prevented, or a thing or person may be identified; as, checks placed against items in an account; a check given for baggage; a return check on a railroad.
A written order directing a bank or banker to pay money as therein stated. see bank check, below.
A woven or painted design in squares resembling the patten of a checkerboard; one of the squares of such a design; also, cloth having such a figure.
The forsaking by a hawk of its proper game to follow other birds.
Small chick or crack.
To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check.
To put a sudden restraint upon; to stop temporarily; to hinder; to repress; to curb.
To verify, to guard, to make secure, by means of a mark, token, or other check; to distinguish by a check; to put a mark against (an item) after comparing with an original or a counterpart in order to secure accuracy; as, to check an account; to check baggage.
To chide, rebuke, or reprove.
To slack or ease off, as a brace which is too stiffly extended.
To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack; as, the sun checks timber.
To make a stop; to pause;
To clash or interfere.
To act as a curb or restraint.
To crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, etc.