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Old 12-11-2011, 10:10 AM
Farmer Jane Farmer Jane is offline
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The word check has WAY more than three. Do I get a prize?


verb /CHek/ 
checked, past participle; checked, past tense; checking, present participle; checks, 3rd person singular present

Examine (something) in order to determine its accuracy, quality, or condition, or to detect the presence of something
- customs officers have the right to check all luggage
- a simple blood test to check for anemia

Verify or establish to one's satisfaction
- check the expiration date on your passport
- she glanced over her shoulder to check that the door was shut

Examine with a view to rectifying any fault or problem discovered
- check the oil and fluid levels again

Verify the accuracy of something by comparing it with (something else)
- keep your receipt to check against your statement

Agree or correspond when compared

Stop or slow down the progress of (something undesirable)
- efforts were made to check the disease

Curb or restrain (a feeling or emotion)
- he learned to check his excitement

Master an involuntary reaction
- Chris took one step backward then checked himself

Hamper or neutralize (an opponent) with one's body or stick

Provide a means of preventing
- processes to check against deterioration in the quality of the data held

(of a hound) Pause to make sure of or regain a scent

(of a trained hawk) Abandon the intended quarry and fly after other prey

Move a piece or pawn so that (the opposing king) is under attack

(in poker) Choose not to make a bet when called upon, allowing the action to move to another player

noun /CHek/ 
checks, plural

An examination to test or ascertain accuracy, quality, or satisfactory condition
- a campaign calling for regular checks on gas appliances
- a health check

A stopping or slowing of progress
- there was no check to the expansion of the market

A means of control or restraint
- a permanent check upon the growth or abuse of central authority

An act of hampering or neutralizing an opponent with one's body or stick

A temporary loss of the scent in hunting

A false stoop when a hawk abandons its intended quarry and pursues other prey

A part of a piano that catches the hammer and prevents it from retouching the strings

A move by which a piece or pawn directly attacks the opponent's king. If the defending player cannot counter the attack, the king is checkmated

The bill in a restaurant

A token of identification for left luggage

A counter used as a stake in a gambling game

A crack or flaw in timber

exclamation /CHek/ 

Expressing assent or agreement

Used by a chess player to announce that the opponent's king has been placed in check

checks, plural; cheques, plural

A written order to a bank to pay a stated sum from the drawer's account
- awarded a check for $1,000

The printed form on which such an order is written

checks, plural

A pattern of small squares
- a fine black-and-white check

A garment or fabric with such a pattern


Having such a pattern
- a blue check T-shirt
Also, the word fuck.


verb /fək/ 
fucked, past participle; fucked, past tense; fucking, present participle; fucks, 3rd person singular present

Have sexual intercourse with (someone)

(of two people) Have sexual intercourse

Ruin or damage (something)

noun /fək/ 
fucks, plural

An act of sexual intercourse

A sexual partner

exclamation /fək/ 

Used alone or as a noun (the fuck) or a verb in various phrases to express anger, annoyance, contempt, impatience, or surprise, or simply for emphasis