check noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “check” - Learner’s Dictionary


EXAMINATION [C] B1 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.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
BANK [C] US spelling of cheque (= a piece of paper printed by a bank that you use to pay for things) Forms of money and methods of payment
RESTAURANT [C] US ( UK bill) a list that you are given in a restaurant showing how much your meal costsBills and invoices
MARK [C] US ( UK tick) a mark (✓) that shows that an answer is correct, or that you have dealt with something on a listSigns, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbolsMarks and results
PATTERN [C, U] a pattern of squares of different coloursPatterns and shapes
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 Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of check noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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