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English definition of “check out (something)”

check out (something)

verb phrasal verb with check  /tʃek/ us  

(DECIDE IF TRUE)

(of information) to seem to be true because it agrees with other information, or to discover whether information agrees with other information and is therefore likely to be true: Her statement checks out with most of the eyewitness reports. The commissioner sent an investigator to check out the rumors.
(Definition of check out (something) phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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