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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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