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chequenoun [C]

UK (US check) uk   /tʃek/  us   /tʃek/
A2 a printed form, used instead of money, to make payments from your bank account: I wrote him a cheque for £50. I don't have any cash on me, so could I pay with a/by cheque? Who should I make out this cheque to? (= Whose name should I write on it?) Please make your cheques payable to The Brighter Toyshop Ltd (= write this name on them).

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(Definition of cheque from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cheque" in American English

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chequenoun [C]

 us   /tʃek/ Cdn Br
check
(Definition of cheque from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cheque" in Business English

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chequenoun [C]

UK ( US check) uk   us   /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.
(Definition of cheque from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cheque”
in Korean 수표…
in Arabic شيك…
in Malaysian cek…
in French chèque…
in Russian чек…
in Chinese (Traditional) 支票…
in Italian assegno…
in Turkish çek…
in Polish czek…
in Spanish cheque…
in Vietnamese séc…
in Portuguese cheque…
in Thai เช็ค…
in German der Scheck…
in Catalan xec…
in Japanese 小切手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 支票…
in Indonesian cek…
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