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English definition of “check”

check

noun (LIMIT)    /tʃek/
hold/keep sth in check to limit something: We need to find ways of keeping our expenditure in check.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding checks and balances rules intended to prevent one person or group from having too much power within an organization : A system of checks and balances exists to ensure that our government is truly democratic .Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of check noun (LIMIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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