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Another word for check

  1. Something that limits or restricts

      1. A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
      2. An arrangement of links and a hook in a fireplace for raising and lowering a kettle.
      3. A kind of shackle for a horse, esp. one to teach ambling
      1. (Med.) An abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body; stenosis
      2. A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
      3. A restraint, limit, or restriction:
      1. A restricting or being restricted
      2. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
      3. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
      1. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
      2. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
      3. A device or other means of limiting movement, used to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others.
      1. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
      2. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
      3. A limiting or being limited
      1. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
      2. The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible:
      3. Legal limit
      1. The act of inhibiting or the state of being inhibited.
      2. Anything that inhibits, esp., a mental or psychological process that restrains or suppresses an action, emotion, or thought
      3. (--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
      1. Something that checks or restrains:
      2. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
      3. A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
      1. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
      2. A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
      3. Partial local paralysis, as from excessive use of muscles
      1. (Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
      2. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
      3. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
      1. An inscription, as around a coin or medal
      2. A circumscribed space or area
      3. A limitation or restriction
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  2. The act of stopping

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  3. The act of examining carefully

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  4. A precise list of fees or charges

      1. (Informal) A bill or check, such as one for a meal in a restaurant.
      2. A bill or check, as for expenses
      3. (Computers) A key on a computer keyboard that, when pressed, inserts a special ASCII character used for formatting text, as in indenting a line or block of text.
      1. A formal oral or written declaration, especially with regard to facts or claims:
      2. The thing stated; account, declaration, assertion, etc.
      3. An abstract of a commercial or financial account showing an amount due; a bill.
      1. The act or process of calculating the position of a ship or an aircraft.
      2. An itemized bill or statement of a sum due.
      3. A bill; account
      1. The lot or set of goods as shipped or received.
      2. A bill; a commercial document issued by a seller to a buyer indicating the products, quantities and agreed prices for products or services that the seller has already provided the buyer with. An invoice indicates that, unless paid in advance, payment is due by the buyer to the seller, according to the agreed terms.
      3. A detailed list of goods shipped or services rendered, with an account of all costs; an itemized bill.
      1. A bill of exchange.
      2. An itemized list or statement of fees or charges.
      3. (Law) A document containing the formal statement of a case in equity; a complaint seeking equitable relief.
      1. A basis or ground:
      2. A report relating to one's conduct:
      3. Worth, standing, or importance:
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  1. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation

      1. To bring or come to an end; stop.
      1. To be able to go no further; come to an end
      2. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
      3. To prevent the flow or passage of:
      1. To keep up in a race or contest:
      2. To continue to be in a place or condition:
      3. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
      1. To stop or cause to stop through some malfunction
      2. To cause (an aircraft) to go into a stall.
      3. (Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
      1. To walk lamely or move in an irregular fashion.
      2. To bring to a stop.
      3. (Intransitive) To stop marching.
      1. To stop doing or providing (something); end or abandon:
      2. To interrupt the continuance of; to put an end to, especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something.
      3. To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
      1. To put an end to; discontinue:
      2. To stop performing an activity or action; desist:
      3. To come to an end; stop:
      1. To cause to stop.
      2. To provide security to (a climber) by paying out or drawing in rope, often through a braking device, in readiness to break a potential fall.
      3. (Informal, Naut.) To hold; stop
      1. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
      2. To seize or take into custody by authority of the law
      3. To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
  2. To come to a cessation

  3. To control, restrict, or arrest

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  4. To prevent from accomplishing a purpose

      1. To walk with a heavy, clumsy, thumping step, as with a wooden leg
      2. To clear stumps from:
      3. (Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
      1. To carry or lead across
      2. To place crosswise one over the other:
      3. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
      1. (Obs.) To extend or place over or across
      2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
      3. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
      1. To hinder or obstruct as with a stymie
      2. To block; impede
      3. To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
      1. To cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify
      2. To prevent (someone) from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart:
      3. To prevent from achieving an objective; foil; baffle; defeat
      1. (Mathematics) To multiply two binomials together.
      2. (Rare) To serve as a contrast to
      3. To wrap (strands of hair) in pieces of foil in order to isolate them after bleach or color has been applied.
      1. To prevent the success of; thwart:
      2. To do better than (another) in a competition or battle; win victory over; beat:
      3. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
      1. (Chess) To place in checkmate
      2. To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
      3. To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
      1. To stop and obstinately refuse to move or act
      2. (Baseball) To force (a base runner to score from third base) by committing a balk
      3. (--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
      1. To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
      2. To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
      3. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action:
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  5. To subject to a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality

      1. To test something in order to see if it works.
      2. (Intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.
      1. To make an effort; strive:
      2. (Now Rare) To settle (a matter, quarrel, etc.) by a test or contest; fight out
      3. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
      1. To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test:
      2. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
      3. To subject to a test; try
      1. (Archaic) To find out or learn (something) through experience.
      2. (Math.) To test or verify the correctness of (a calculation, etc.)
      3. To test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out
      1. To test or check the condition or health of:
      2. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises:
      3. To look at or into critically or methodically in order to find out the facts, condition, etc. of; investigate; inspect; scrutinize; inquire into
      1. To try; attempt
      2. To test the nature or quality of; try out
      3. (Dated) To try.
      1. To subject (a metal, for example) to chemical analysis so as to determine the strength or quality of its components.
      2. To examine by trial or experiment; put to a test:
      3. To attempt; try:
  6. To subject to a test of knowledge or skill

      1. To subject to a test; try
      2. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
      3. To undergo a test.
      1. To test the knowledge of by posing questions:
      2. (Now Rare) To look at, often specif., inquisitively, teasingly, etc.
      3. To test the knowledge of
      1. To test or check the condition or health of:
      2. To study or analyze:
      3. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises:
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  7. To look at carefully or critically.

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  8. To be compatible or in correspondence

      1. To make square; make (something) conform
      2. To square; agree (with)
      1. To be in accord; agree:
      2. To change the course of a ship so that the sails shift thus
      3. To shift a fore-and-aft sail from one side of a vessel to the other while sailing before the wind so as to sail on the opposite tack.
      1. To reckon or count. Often used with up :
      2. (Obsolete) In a tall way; stoutly; with spirit.
      3. To agree; correspond
      1. To bring (oneself) into a better position or relation:
      2. In a square shape.
      3. To fit; agree; accord (with)
      1. To be like (another) or be a counterpart to:
      2. To find or produce a counterpart to:
      3. To adapt or suit so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved; cause to correspond:
      1. To bring things into harmony, or to make things compatible.
      2. To add chords to (a melody) so as to form a harmony
      3. To be in harmony; accord; agree
      1. To provide a place or time for:
      2. To be in conformity or agreement with:
      3. To equip; outfit:
      1. To communicate by letter, usually over a period of time.
      2. To communicate (with someone) by exchanging letters, esp. regularly
      3. To be similar, analogous, or equal (to something)
      1. (Archaic) To hold together or be held together; exist (usually by some means or agent)
      2. To be contained or inherent (in something) as a cause, effect, or characteristic
      3. To have a basis; reside or lie:
      1. To act, often unquestioningly, in accordance with traditional customs or prevailing standards:
      2. To be similar in form or pattern:
      3. To behave in a conventional way, esp. in accepting without question customs, traditions, prevailing opinion, etc.
      1. To call, summon, etc. by sounding a chime
      2. To ring, play, or strike (a bell, set of bells, etc.)
      3. To harmonize; agree
      1. (Gram.) To be inflected so as to correspond in number, person, case, or gender
      2. (Chiefly Brit.) To arrive at an understanding or come to an arrangement on or about
      3. To grant or concede:
      1. To be in agreement, unity, or harmony.
      2. (Archaic) To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
      3. To give or grant, especially as being due or appropriate:
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Another word for check

  1. An order on a bank

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  2. A restraint

      1. A means of restraining or checking:
      2. Either of two long narrow straps attached to each end of the bit of a bridle and used by a rider or driver to control a horse or other animal:
      3. A narrow strap of leather attached to each end of the bit in the mouth of a horse, and held by the rider or driver to control the animal
      1. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
      2. A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
      3. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
      1. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
      2. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
      3. Legal limit
      1. A device used to adjust or control
      2. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
      3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
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  3. An examination

      1. (Linguis.) The use of word order and uninflected function words rather than inflection to express syntactic relationships
      2. A statement of the results of this process
      3. (Chemistry) The separation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature (qualitative analysis) or their proportions (quantitative analysis).
      1. A careful search or examination; systematic inquiry
      2. The act or process of investigating:
      3. A careful examination or search in order to discover facts or gain information.
      1. The act of inspecting.
      2. Official examination or review, as of barracks or troops.
      3. Critical examination
      1. An oath or declaration required as proof of one's orthodoxy, loyalty, etc.
      2. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
      3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
  4. The symbol√

      1. A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
      2. In Morse and similar codes, the short sound or signal used in combination with the dash and silent intervals to represent letters, numbers, or punctuation.
      3. A tiny spot, speck, or mark, esp. one made with or as with a pointed object
      1. The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage:
      2. (Sports & Games) A usually numerical record of a competitive event:
      3. A line drawn or scratched, often to mark a starting point, etc.
      1. A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
      2. (Mech.) Any of a series of continuous, often reciprocating, movements; specif., a single movement of a piston from one end of its range to the other, constituting a half revolution of the engine
      3. A printed line in a graphic character that resembles such a mark.