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English definition of “check”

check

verb [T] (CHESS)    /tʃek/ specialized
in the game of chess, to put the other player's king under direct attack, so that the other player is forced to defend against the attack in their next moveChess
(Definition of check verb (CHESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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