Meaning of “check” - Learner’s Dictionary

check

verb uk us /tʃek/
EXAMINE [ I, T ]

A2 to examine something in order to make sure that it is correct or the way it should be:

[ + (that) ] I went to check that I'd locked the door.
Have you checked your facts?
I knelt down beside the body and checked for a pulse.
I haven't had my eyes checked recently.
FIND OUT [ I, T ]

B1 to find out about something:

[ + question word ] I'll check whether Peter knows about the party.
ASK [ I ]

B2 to ask someone for permission to do something:

I'd like to stay overnight, but I need to check with my parents.
STOP [ T ]

to stop something bad from increasing or continuing:

The government needs to find a way to check rising inflation.
MARK [ T ] US (UK tick)

to put a mark by an answer to show that it is correct, or by an item on a list to show that you have dealt with it

LEAVE [ T ] US

to leave your coat, bags, or other possessions temporarily in someone's care:

Passengers on this flight will be allowed one carry-on bag, and will have to check any additional bags.
→ See also double-check

(Definition of “check verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)