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chequenoun [C]

UK (US check) uk   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)

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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…
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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