Definition - check

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check
  1. a written order directing a bank to pay money;
  2. slow the growth or development of;
  3. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "
  4. the state of inactivity following an interruption;
  5. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition;
  6. make an examination or investigation;
  7. develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control;
  8. be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;
  9. the act of inspecting or verifying;
  10. (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
  11. obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
  12. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;
  13. a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard);
  14. a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
  15. mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on <

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