›to look at or give your attention to something to get information, often to help you decide if something is correct, safe, or suitable: [+ to infinitive]Check to see what the weather is like outside.[T]I brought the car to the garage to have the brakes checked.[T]We checked our records for any information about him.[I]We have a claim for lost luggage, and we are checking into it.[T]The doctors checked his heart and said it was fine.[T]Before you hand in your papers, check your spelling.