Definition - check

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check
  1. the state of inactivity following an interruption;
  2. mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on
  3. stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution;
  4. stop in a chase especially when scent is lost;
  5. the act of inspecting or verifying;
  6. abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey
  7. (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king
  8. make cracks or chinks in;
  9. hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping;
  10. obstructing an opponent in ice hockey
  11. arrest the motion (of something) abruptly;
  12. consign for shipment on a vehicle;
  13. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;
  14. slow the growth or development of;
  15. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "
  16. a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard);
  17. examine so as to determine accura

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