November 3, 2015
To check is to look at a person or a thing. It might be necessary to determine a condition or a situation when checking.
- A nurse will check your blood pressure before you give blood.
- At a hospital, a doctor checks on his patients.
- A mother checks on her kids.
- A teacher checks the progress of his or her students.
- You can check the weather by going online.
- You can check the answers to a quiz or a test on this website.
- A mechanic checked on the condition of a car that I was going to buy.
- The plane was checked before it took off.
- Tony has been checking the performance of a stock that he's planning to sell.
- Thaddeus checked in at a hotel soon after he arrived in New York. (To check in is to appear at a place to say that you have arrived.)
The word "check" can also be used as a noun:
- Rachel goes to the doctor once a year for a check up.
- Audio engineers did a sound check before the performance.
- The teacher put a large check at the top of the assignment to show that she had read it.
- We wrote out a check to pay for our furniture. (A check is used when withdrawing money from a checking account.)
A checkmark shows that something has been checked.
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