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According to WordNet, the verb "check" has 25 sense(s).

202553697 develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?".

200920336 find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time".

202557638 block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey.

200336260 become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated".

201692978 mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on.

201861403 stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step".

201861622 stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked".

201861767 abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey.

201114764 place into check; "He checked my kings".

200440286 slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development".

200336539 make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint".

200662589 be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product".

202657219 be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun".

200662182 put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units".

200663353 verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts".

202347905 consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding".

200354634 arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve".

202510337 lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger".

202658283 be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!".

201131473 hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism".

202347447 hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door".

201064999 write out a check on a bank account.

200661824 examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine".

201139756 decline to initiate betting.

202533282 make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class".

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