Definition - check

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  1. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;
  2. slow the growth or development of;
  3. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "
  4. a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard);
  5. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition;
  6. make an examination or investigation;
  7. a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something
  8. develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control;
  9. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  10. be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;
  11. an appraisal of the state of affairs;
  12. additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct;
  13. the bill in a restaurant;
  14. a mark indicating that something has been noted or comple

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