One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Settle one's hotel bill before leaving.‘don't forget to hand in your room key when you check out’
leave, vacate, depart from, exit from, take one's leave fromView synonyms
- ‘He would tell me when it was time to go home, and then as we were checking out of the hotel or going to the airport, our roles were reversed back again.’
- ‘I checked out of the hotel and made my way back out to my car.’
- ‘The veteran rocker had checked out of the hotel after the Manhattan show, but left behind a piece of luggage, police said.’
- ‘We checked out of the hotel, and went to the airport.’
- ‘They said they would be checking out of the hotel that day.’
- ‘She left the man on the floor and smartly left the hotel without checking out.’
- ‘I got out of my car, packed my trunk, and checked out of the hotel.’
- ‘We woke up early in the morning and checked out of the hotel.’
- ‘They'd both had their fun, and had just finished checking out of the hotel and loading their stuff in the back of Spencer's car.’
- ‘The next day we woke up around 12 and checked out of our hotel.’
- 1.1North American informal Die.
- ‘‘Julie’, she said, ‘this is it, I'm checking out.’’
- ‘That first weekend I almost checked out - the nurses didn't know if I was going to make it or not.’
2Prove to be true or correct.‘his claims simply did not check out’
- ‘Critics, however, began investigating his data and found that a number of his claims did not check out.’
- ‘When his other claims did not check out, it began to look like his photographs were the product of a hoax.’
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