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check
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 19
1. Checkered; designed in checks.
Part of Speech: noun
1. A condition of interrupted or impeded progress; arrest; stop; delay; as, to hold an enemy in check.
2. Whatever arrests progress, or limits action; an obstacle, guard, restraint, or rebuff.
3. 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.
6. The forsaking by a hawk of its proper game to follow other birds.
7. Small chick or crack.
Part of Speech: verb
2. To act as a curb or restraint.
3. To crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, etc.
4. To turn, when in pursuit of proper game, and fly after other birds.
5. To make a stop; to pause; - with at.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check.
5. To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack; as, the sun checks timber.
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