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English definition of “check”

check

noun (CHESS)    /tʃek/
in check specialized If your king is in check in the game of chess , it is being directly attacked by the other player : Your king is in check from my knight . → See also checkmateChess give check specialized In chess , to give check is to directly attack the other player's king : I think I should have given check at move 23 instead of trying to find a safer square for the rook .Chess specialized games In chess , if you directly attack the other player's king , you usually say check.Chess
(Definition of check noun (CHESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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