Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “check out”

check out

(LEAVE) phrasal verb with check    /tʃek/ verb
to leave a hotel after paying for your room and services: The Gardners checked out early this morning to catch a plane to Toronto.
(Definition of check out (LEAVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of check out

Definitions of “check out” in other dictionaries

Translations of “check out”

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More