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check
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. control, test, verify, tally, count; restrain, repress, halt, stop, arrest, impede, interrupt, curb; stunt. —n. draft, money order; interruption, rebuff; setback, reverse, stop, restraint; supervision, control, tab; checkup; drag, block, brake; plaid, tartan, checkerboard; ticket, token, bill, stub; counter, chip. See adversity, hindrance,money, variegation, experiment.
- check in - check out
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An order on a bank]
Syn. money order, draft, letter of credit, traveler's check, bank check, teller's check, cashier's check, counter check, note, remittance, deposition; see also draft 5 , money 1 .
2. [A restraint]
Syn. control, limit, curb, rein; see restraint 2 .
3. [An examination]
Syn. test, inspection, investigation, analysis; see comParison 1 , examination 1 , 3 , test .
4. [The symbol H]
Syn. cross, ex, sign, line, stroke, score, dot; see also mark 1 .
5. [A pattern in squares]
Syn. tartan, patchwork, quilt, diaper, checkered design, checkerboard, houndstooth check; see also plaid .
6. [A reversal]
Syn. rebuff, obstruction, trouble; see defeat 3 , impediment 1 .
in check,
Syn. controlled, under control, checked; see restrained .
v.
1. [To slacken the pace]
Syn. curb, hinder, impede, arrest, moderate, obstruct, reduce, slacken, stay, restrain, choke, bottleneck, cause a bottleneck, deadlock, slow down, block, withhold, weaken, lessen, brake, keep back, cog, anchor, rein in; see also halt 2 , hinder .
Ant. speed, hasten*, urge on.
2. [To bring under control]
Syn. bridle, repress, inhibit, control, curb, restrain, checkmate, counteract, discourage, repulse, neutralize, bar, suppress, squelch, rebuff, snub; see also restrain 1 .
Ant. liberate*, advance, encourage.
3. [To determine accuracy]
Syn. review, monitor, examine, inspect, verify, validate, balance accounts, balance the books, keep account of, correct, compare, find out, investigate, count, tell, call the roll, take account of, take stock, double-check, go through, go over with a fine-toothed comb*; see also examine 1 , verify .
4. [To halt]
Syn. hold, terminate, cut short; see halt 2 , stop 1 .
5. [To mark]
Syn. indicate, tick, tick off, stamp; see mark 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at restrain .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. restraint stop, block, obstacle, limitation, control, damper, curb.
2. examination inspection, review, inquiry, investigation, *look-see.
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v.
1. restrain stop, block, obstruct, limit, control, dampen, curb, constrain, foil, harness.
2. examine inspect, review, inquire, investigate, look into, *eyeball, scrutinize.
3. agree correspond, conform.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Something that limits or restricts: circumscription, constraint, cramp2, curb, inhibition, limit, limitation, restraint, restriction, stricture, trammel. See LIMITED. 2. The act of stopping: cessation, cut-off, discontinuance, discontinuation, halt1, stay1, stop, stoppage, surcease. See CONTINUE. 3. The act of examining carefully: checkup, examination, inspection, perusal, scrutiny, study, view. Informal: going-over. See INVESTIGATE. 4. A precise list of fees or charges: account, bill1, invoice, reckoning, statement. Informal: tab. See PAY. II verb 1. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation: arrest, belay, cease, discontinue, halt1, stall1, stay1, stop, surcease. Idioms: bring to a standstill, call a halt to, put a stop to. See CONTINUE. 2. To come to a cessation: arrest, belay, cease, discontinue, halt1, leave off, quit, stall1, stop, surcease. Idiom: come to a halt (or standstill or stop). See CONTINUE. 3. To control, restrict, or arrest: bit2, brake, bridle, constrain, curb, hold, hold back, hold down, hold in, inhibit, keep, keep back, pull in, rein (back, in, or up), restrain. See RESTRAINT. 4. To prevent from accomplishing a purpose: baffle, balk, checkmate, defeat, foil, frustrate, stymie, thwart. Informal: cross, stump. Idiom: cut the ground from under. See ALLOW. 5. To subject to a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality: assay, essay, examine, prove, test, try, try out. Idioms: bring to the test, make trial of, put to the proof (or test). See INVESTIGATE. 6. To subject to a test of knowledge or skill: examine, quiz, test. See INVESTIGATE. 7. To look at carefully or critically. Also used with out: con, examine, go over, inspect, peruse, scrutinize, study, survey, traverse, view. Informal: case. Idiom: give a going-over. See INVESTIGATE. 8. To be compatible or in correspondence: accord, agree, chime, comport with, conform, consist, correspond, fit1, harmonize, match, square, tally. Informal: jibe1. Archaic: quadrate. See AGREE.

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