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English definition of “check sth out”

check sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with check   /tʃek/ us  

(EXAMINE)

C1 informal to examine something or get more information about it in order to be certain that it is true, safe, or suitable: We'll need to check out his story.Testing, checking and experimenting

(GO TO SEE)

C1 informal to go to a place in order to see what it is like: I'm going to check out that new club.Visiting

(BORROW)

mainly US to borrow books from a libraryGetting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
(Definition of check sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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