English definition of “check”
EXAMINATION [C] › an examination of something in order to make sure that it is correct or the way it should be: We do safety checks on all our equipment.
BANK [C] › US spelling of cheque (= a piece of paper printed by a bank that you use to pay for things)
RESTAURANT [C] US (UK bill) › a list that you are given in a restaurant showing how much your meal costs
MARK [C] US (UK tick) › a mark (✓) that shows that an answer is correct, or that you have dealt with something on a list
PATTERN [C, U] › a pattern of squares of different colours
hold/keep sth in check › to control something that could increase too quickly or become too large or powerful: We need to keep our spending in check. → See also rain check