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check out (something)

phrasal verb with check  us   /tʃek/ verb
  • (PAY FOR)

to take the ​items you have ​bought, esp. in a ​largefoodstore, to an ​area where you ​pay for them: I had already checked out when I ​remembered that we were out of ​milk.

check out something

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phrasal verb with check  us   /tʃek/ verb
  • (EXAMINE)

to ​examine something or ​visit a ​place in ​order to ​learn about it: Don't ​forget you can check us out ​anytimeonline. You have to check out the ​nursinghome before putting ​yourmother in it.

check out (something)

phrasal verb with check  us   /tʃek/ verb
  • (DECIDE IF TRUE)

(of ​information) to ​seem to be ​true because it ​agrees with other ​information, or to ​discover whether ​informationagrees with other ​information and is ​thereforelikely to be ​true: Her ​statement checks out with most of the ​eyewitnessreports. The ​commissionersent an ​investigator to check out the ​rumors.

check out something

phrasal verb with check  us   /tʃek/ verb
  • (GET BOOK)

to ​borrow a ​book or something ​else from a ​library (= a ​place with a ​collection of ​books, ​music, etc.): We don't ​think the ​government should be ​able to ​see what ​citizens check out from ​publiclibraries.
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