Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “check out (something)”

check out (something)

verb phrasal verb with check  /tʃek/ us  

(PAY FOR)

to take the items you have bought, esp. in a large food store, to an area where you pay for them: I had already checked out when I remembered that we were out of milk.
(Definition of check out (something) phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of check out (something)?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

Word of the Day

Blog

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