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Pronunciation of Check: Learn how to pronounce Check in English correctly

Learn how to say Check correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word check:

to pause or cause to pause, esp abruptly
(transitive) to restrain or control ⇒ to check one’s tears
(transitive) to slow the growth or progress of; retard
(transitive) to rebuke or rebuff
when intr, often foll by on or up on to examine, investigate, or make an inquiry into (facts, a product, etc) for accuracy, quality, or progress, esp rapidly or informally
(transitive) (mainly US & Canadian) to mark off so as to indicate approval, correctness, or preference Usual Brit word: tick
(intransitive) often foll by with (mainly US & Canadian) to correspond or agree ⇒ this report checks with the other
(transitive) (mainly US & Canadian & New Zealand) to leave in or accept (clothing or property) for temporary custody
(chess) to place (an opponent’s king) in check
(transitive) to mark with a pattern of squares or crossed lines
to crack or cause to crack
(agriculture) short for checkrow
(transitive) (ice hockey) to impede (an opponent)
(intransitive) (hunting) (of hounds) to pause in the pursuit of quarry while relocating a lost scent
(intransitive) foll by at (falconry) to change from one quarry to another while in flight
(intransitive) to decline the option of opening the betting in a round of poker
See check the helm
a break in progress; stoppage
a restraint or rebuff
a person or thing that restrains, halts, etc
(as modifier) ⇒ a check line
a control, esp a rapid or informal one, designed to ensure accuracy, progress, etc
(as modifier) ⇒ a check list
a means or standard to ensure against fraud or error
the US word for tick1
the US spelling of cheque
(mainly US) the bill in a restaurant
(mainly US & Canadian) a ticket or tag used to identify clothing or property deposited for custody
a pattern of squares or crossed lines
a single square in such a pattern
fabric with a pattern of squares or crossed lines
(as modifier) ⇒ a check suit
(chess) the state or position of a king under direct attack, from which it must be moved or protected by another piece
a small crack, as one in veneer or one that occurs in timber during seasoning
part of the action of a piano that arrests the backward motion of a hammer after it has struck a string and holds it until the key is released
a chip or counter used in some card and gambling games
(hunting) a pause by the hounds in the pursuit of their quarry owing to loss of its scent
(angling) a ratchet fitted to a fishing reel to check the free running of the line
(ice hockey) the act of impeding an opponent with one’s body or stick
See in check
(chess) a call made to an opponent indicating that his king is in check
(mainly US & Canadian) an expression of agreement
See also
check in, check off, check out, checkup
Derived Forms
ˈcheckable adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French eschec a check at chess, hence, a pause (to verify something), via Arabic from Persian shāh the king! (in chess)