Meaning of “check out” in the English Dictionary

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"check out" in British English

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check out

phrasal verb with check uk /tʃek/ us /tʃek/ verb

B1 to leave a hotel after paying and returning your room key:

We checked out (of/from our hotel) at 5 a.m. to catch a 7 a.m. flight.

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  • May I settle my bill, please? I'd like to check out.
  • Please remember to leave your room keys at reception when you check out.
  • When she went to check out, the hotel manager presented her with a huge phone bill.
  • Could you ask the taxi driver to wait - we're just checking out.
  • I noticed an elderly lady at reception checking out when we came down for breakfast.

(Definition of “check out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"check out" in American English

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check out

phrasal verb with check us /tʃek/ verb

(LEAVE)

to leave a hotel after paying for your room and services:

The Gardners checked out early this morning to catch a plane to Toronto.

(Definition of “check out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"check out" in Business English

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check out

phrasal verb with check uk /tʃek/ us verb

if information, facts, etc. check out, you can prove that they are true or correct:

If a caller claiming to be from the company asks you for personal data, dial the 800 number on your card to see if his story checks out.

(Definition of “check out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)