check
verb
  1. to stop or delay something

    Examples
    • to check the entry of contraband into the country

    • to check the flow of money out of a country

  2. to examine or to investigate something

    Examples
    • to check that an invoice is correct

    • to check and sign for goods

    Usage
    she checked the computer printout against the invoices
    she examined the printout and the invoices to see if the figures were the same
  3. to mark something with a sign to show that it is correct

    Example

    check the box marked 'R'

    (Note The UK term is tick.)
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