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cheque

noun [C] UK ( US check)
 
 
/tʃek/
BANKING a printed form that you can write an amount of money on and sign in order to make a payment from your bank account: write (sb) a cheque (for sth) I wrote him a cheque for £50.make out a cheque to sb Who should I make out this cheque to? Please make your cheque payable to S Jones. pay by cheque It is becoming increasingly unusual for people to pay by cheque.accept/take cheques From next year this store will no longer take cheques.stop a cheque If you suspect fraud, contact your bank and ask them to stop the cheque and ensure that it is not paid.
a cheque bounces/is bounced if a cheque bounces, or is bounced, the bank refuses to pay it because there is not enough money in the account: The bank had bounced my cheque because some of the funds in the account had not cleared in time.
cash a cheque to exchange a cheque for cash: I'm sorry, but we are not able to cash cheques.
a cheque clears/is cleared if a cheque clears, or a bank clears it, money is made available because it has been successfully paid from one account to another: You will not be able to withdraw funds until the bank has cleared your cheque.
→  See also antedate , bank-certified cheque , bank cheque , bearer cheque , blank cheque , cashier's cheque , certified cheque , cross , dividend cheque , dud cheque , endorsed cheque , open cheque , pay cheque , personal cheque , post-date , rebate check , rubber cheque , stale cheque , third-party cheque , traveller's cheque , uncrossed cheque
Translations of “cheque”
in Korean 수표…
in Arabic شيك…
in French chèque…
in Turkish çek…
in Italian assegno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 支票…
in Russian чек…
in Polish czek…
in Spanish cheque…
in Portuguese cheque…
in German der Scheck…
in Catalan xec…
in Japanese 小切手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 支票…
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