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chequenoun [C]

UK (US check) uk   /tʃek/  us   /tʃek/
A2 a ​printedform, used ​instead of ​money, to make ​payments from ​yourbankaccount: 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)

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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 ​printedform that you can write an ​amount of ​money on and ​sign in ​order to make a ​payment from your ​bankaccount: 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 ​suspectfraud, ​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 ​bankrefuses 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 ​bankclears it, ​money is made ​available because it has been successfully ​paid from one ​account to another: You will not be able to ​withdrawfunds 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…
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in Russian чек…
in Chinese (Traditional) 支票…
in Italian assegno…
in Turkish çek…
in Polish czek…
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in Vietnamese séc…
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in Thai เช็ค…
in German der Scheck…
in Catalan xec…
in Japanese 小切手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 支票…
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