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)

(PAY FOR) phrasal verb with check    /tʃek/ verb
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) (PAY FOR) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of check out (something)

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

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