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English definition of “check”

check

noun [C] (EXAMINATION)    /tʃek/
B1 an examination of something in order to make certain that it is correct or the way it should be: The soldiers gave their equipment a final check before setting off. "I can't find my keys ." "Have another check in/through your jacket pockets ." Security checks have become really strict at the airport . The police are carrying out spot checks on (= quick examinations of a limited number of) drivers over the Christmas period to test for alcohol levels . It's my job to keep a check on stock levels . I'll just run a check on (= find information about) that name for you in the computer .Testing, checking and experimenting
(Definition of check noun (EXAMINATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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