Synonyms of check in English:

check


See definition of check

verb

1‘troops set up a road block and checked all vehicles’

SYNONYMS

examine, inspect, look at, look over, scrutinize, scan, survey

study, investigate, research, probe, dissect, explore, look into, enquire into, go into, go over with a fine-tooth comb

check out, test, monitor, review

informal give something a once-over, give something the once-over, give something a look-see, give something a going-over

2‘he checked that the gun was cocked’

SYNONYMS

make sure, confirm, verify, corroborate, validate, substantiate

3‘two successive defeats checked their progress’

SYNONYMS

halt, stop, arrest, bring to a standstill, cut short

bar, obstruct, hamper, impede, inhibit, frustrate, foil, thwart, stand in the way of, prevent, curb, block, stall, hold up, interfere with, retard, delay, slow down, brake, put a brake on

stem, staunch

archaic stay

4‘her tears could not be checked’

SYNONYMS

suppress, repress, restrain, contain, control, curb, rein in, bridle, smother, muffle, stifle, keep in check, hold back, swallow, choke back, fight back, bite back, bottle up

informal nip in the bud, keep a lid on

ANTONYMS

release


noun

1‘they did an official check of the records’

SYNONYMS

examination, inspection, scrutiny, scrutinization, check-up, perusal, study, investigation, probe, dissection, analysis, assessment, enquiry

test, trial, assay, monitoring

informal once-over, going-over, look-see

rare anatomization

2‘a permanent check on the abuse of authority’

SYNONYMS

control, restraint, constraint, break, bridle, curb, deterrent, hindrance, impediment, obstruction, inhibition, limitation

3‘the waitress arrived with the check’

SYNONYMS

bill, account, invoice, statement, list of charges, tally

amount due

informal the damage

informal tab

British dated, informal shot

archaic reckoning, score


Phrases

    check in

      ‘at the airport they check in at a special desk’

      SYNONYMS

      report, report one's arrival, record one's arrival, book oneself in, book in, enrol, register

    check out

      ‘she checked out of the hotel without saying goodbye’

      SYNONYMS

      leave, vacate, depart from, exit from, take one's leave from

      pay the bill, pay up, settle up

    check something out

      1‘the police have checked out dozens of leads’

      SYNONYMS

      investigate, look into, enquire into, probe, research, sound out, examine, go over, go through, vet

      assess, weigh up, analyse, evaluate

      follow up

      suss out, recce, give something a once-over, give something the once-over, give something a going-over

      North American

      scope out

      rare

      anatomize

      2‘she checked herself out in the mirror’

      SYNONYMS

      look at, observe, survey, gaze at, regard, inspect, contemplate

      take note of

      have a gander at, have a squint at, get a load of

      British

      take a dekko at, have a butcher's at, take a shufti at, clock

      North American

      eyeball

    keep something in check

      ‘I strive to keep my temper in check’

      SYNONYMS

      curb, restrain, hold back, keep under control, keep a tight rein on, bridle, rein in, rein back

      control, govern, master, repress, suppress, subdue, stifle, smother, tone down

      informal

      keep a lid on, nip in the bud