check out


check out
verb
1. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition (Freq. 6)
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check the brakes

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Check out the engine

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑checkout, ↑check (for: ↑check), ↑checker (for: ↑check)
Hypernyms: ↑analyze, ↑analyse, ↑study, ↑examine, ↑canvass, ↑canvas
Hyponyms: ↑watch, ↑observe, ↑follow, ↑watch over, ↑keep an eye on
Verb Group: ↑check, ↑check off, ↑mark, ↑mark off, ↑tick off, ↑tick
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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They won't check out the story

2. announce one's departure from a hotel (Freq. 1)
Ant: ↑check in
Derivationally related forms: ↑checkout
Hypernyms: ↑report
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

3. be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
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These stories don't check!

Syn: ↑check
Derivationally related forms: ↑check (for: ↑check)
Verb Group:
match, ↑fit, ↑correspond, ↑check, ↑jibe, ↑gibe, ↑tally, ↑agree
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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They won't check out the story

4. trace
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We are running down a few tips

Syn: ↑run down
Hypernyms: ↑pursue, ↑follow up on, ↑act on
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

5. record, add up, and receive payment for items purchased
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She was checking out the apples that the customer had put on the conveyer belt

Derivationally related forms: ↑checkout
Entailment: ↑buy, ↑purchase
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

6. withdraw money by writing a check
Syn: ↑cheque
Derivationally related forms: ↑cheque (for: ↑cheque)
Hypernyms: ↑withdraw, ↑draw, ↑take out, ↑draw off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

7. try to learn someone's opinions and intentions
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I have to sound out the new professor

Syn: ↑sound out, ↑feel out
Hypernyms: ↑question, ↑query
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • check out — {v.} 1a. To pay your hotel bill and leave. * /The last guests checked out of their rooms in the morning./ Contrast: CHECK IN. 1b. {informal} To go away; leave. * /I hoped our guest would stay but he had to check out before Monday./ Compare: CHECK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • check out — {v.} 1a. To pay your hotel bill and leave. * /The last guests checked out of their rooms in the morning./ Contrast: CHECK IN. 1b. {informal} To go away; leave. * /I hoped our guest would stay but he had to check out before Monday./ Compare: CHECK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Check-out — 〈[ tʃɛkaʊt] od. [tʃɛ̣kaʊt] n. 15〉 1. Abfertigung der Fluggäste nach dem Flug 2. (nach der Herstellung erfolgende abschließende) Kontrolle u. Funktionsprüfung von techn. Geräten [<engl. check „Prüfung, Kontrolle“ + out „aus, heraus“] * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • check out — v. t. 1. To inspect or examine. [Colloq.] [PJC] 2. To make a record of having borrowed (something) for temporary use; as, to check out a book at the library; to check out equipment from a depository. [PJC] 3. To bring (items to be purchased) to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • check out — (someone/something) to discover the facts about someone or something. Not one of the places I checked out seemed right for the wedding. We checked out his story, and his boss says he really was at work that day. Usage notes: often used in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Check-out — bzw. Checkout steht für: die virtuelle Kasse im E Commerce, siehe Check out (E Commerce) ein Bezahlsystem von Google, siehe Google Checkout die Aktualisierung einer lokalen Kopie in der Versionsverwaltung, siehe Versionsverwaltung#Funktionsweise… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Check-out — Check: Die Bezeichnung für eine »Überprüfung, Kontrolle« stammt aus gleichbed. engl. check, das selbst eine Entlehnung aus afrz. echec »Schach« ist. Bereits im 19. Jh. finden sich im Dt. Belege des Wortes, zunächst allerdings auf die englischen… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • check out — v. i. 1. To vacate a room at a hotel, notel, etc. Converse of {check in}. [PJC] 2. To die. [Colloq.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • check out — (something) to pay for something you are buying or to let someone record what you are borrowing. To complete your online purchase, check out by clicking on the icon below. Ty checked another three books out of the library this afternoon …   New idioms dictionary

  • check out of … — ˌcheck ˈout (of…) derived to pay your bill and leave a hotel, etc • Guests should check out of their rooms by noon. • I m sorry, they aren t here. They checked out this morning. related noun ↑checkout (2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Check-Out — is a pricing game on the American television game show The Price Is Right . Debuting on January 28, 1982, it is played for a four digit prize, usually valued between $2,000 and $10,000, and uses grocery items.GameplayOne by one, the contestant is …   Wikipedia


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