1. To examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; SYN. check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into.
2. To be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; SYN. check out.
3. To make an examination or investigation.
4. To verify by consulting a source or authority.
5. To arrest the motion (of something) abruptly.
6. To slow the growth or development of; SYN. retard, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back.
7. To stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution.
8. To hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping.
9. To put a check mark on or next to; SYN. check off, mark, mark off, tick off.
10. To consign for shipment on a vehicle, as of luggage.
11. To mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on; SYN. checker, chequer.
12. To make cracks or chinks in; SYN. chink.
13. To place into check in a game of chess.
14. To block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey.
15. To stop in a chase esp. when scent is lost.
16. To decline to initiate betting, in poker.
17. To abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons.
1. To constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing; SYN. strangle, suffocate.
2. To wring the neck of; SYN. scrag.
3. To breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion.
4. To reduce the air supply; of carburetors; SYN. throttle.
5. To check or slow down the action or effect of.
6. To be too tight; rub or press; SYN. gag, fret.