V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/check.php on line 30
Warning: include(http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/search.php): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/check.php on line 30
Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/search.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/check.php on line 30
Definition: 1. to stop or slow down something; 2. to control the urge to say or utter something; 3. to block an opponent, as in a physical sport; 4. to give something to someone else for temporary safekeeping; 5. to examine something; 6. to confirm or establish that something is true
Synonyms: stop, block, halt, stifle, control, suppress, repress, curb, inspect, examine, investigate, confirm, verify
Tips: In addition to its many verb usages, the word check is also a noun denoting an examination, a paper substitute for money, a bill in a restaurant, a pattern consisting of squares, etc. The word has many uses in today's English, but on the SAT exam, it's most important to remember that check means "to stop or block," as in, "check (control) yourself" or "check (block) the other team's forward player." Think of the rap song lyrics "check yourself before you wreck yourself;" meaning "don't let your temper get the best of you and force you to do something stupid."
You have a tendency to talk too much in class, so try to check yourself. (stop, control)
The full-back checked our quarterback and knocked the wind out of him. (blocked, stopped)
Could you please check this research for accuracy? (verify, confirm)
You should try to check your appetite, because you seem to have gained some extra weight recently. (control, curb, suppress)
Discover How You Can Improve Your
Vocabulary 10 to 100 Times Faster with
the Power Vocabulary Builder
The definition and lessons for the word check were made available by the .
The Power Vocabulary Builder will help you develop a fuller, richer vocabulary 10 to 100 times faster than any other program available.
Visit the thesite right now to discover how you can get full access to this breakthrough program today!