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  • hold sth in check — hold/keep sth in check ► to put a limit on something so that it does not increase or become worse: »We must find ways of keeping our expenditure in check. Main Entry: ↑check …   Financial and business terms

  • hold/keep sth in check — ► to put a limit on something so that it does not increase or become worse: »We must find ways of keeping our expenditure in check. Main Entry: ↑check …   Financial and business terms

  • keep sth in check — hold/keep sth in check ► to put a limit on something so that it does not increase or become worse: »We must find ways of keeping our expenditure in check. Main Entry: ↑check …   Financial and business terms

  • Check — Check, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Checked} (ch[e^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {checking}.] 1. (Chess) To make a move which puts an adversary s piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check. [1913 Webster] 2. To put a sudden restraint upon; to stop… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • check — Ⅰ. check [1] ► VERB 1) examine the accuracy, quality, or condition of. 2) stop or slow the progress of. 3) Chess move a piece or pawn to a square where it directly attacks (the opposing king). ► NOUN 1) an examination to check accuracy, quality,… …   English terms dictionary

  • check — check1 verb 1》 examine the accuracy, quality, or condition of.     ↘verify or establish to one s satisfaction.     ↘informal, chiefly N. Amer. take notice of. 2》 stop or slow the progress of.     ↘Ice Hockey hamper or neutralize (an opponent)… …   English new terms dictionary

  • check — n 1: something that limits or restrains see also checks and balances 2: a written order signed by its maker directing a bank to pay a specified sum to a named person or to that person s order on demand see also negotiable instrument compa …   Law dictionary

  • check — [chek] n. [ME chek < OFr eschec, eschac, a check at chess, repulse < ML scaccus, scahus < Pers šāh, king, principal piece in a game of chess (see SHAH1); prob. sense development: king in danger hostile action restraining action means of… …   English World dictionary

  • put — [ put ] (past tense and past participle put) verb transitive *** ▸ 1 move something to position ▸ 2 cause to be in situation ▸ 3 write/print something ▸ 4 make someone go to place ▸ 5 give position on list ▸ 6 build/place somewhere ▸ 7 express in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • check mark — ˈcheck mark noun [countable] a mark that you put next to an answer to show that it is correct, or against an item on a list to show that you have dealt with it; = CHECK; , tick Ame: • Put a check mark in the box to indicate the type of claim you… …   Financial and business terms

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