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Check vs. Curb

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Checknoun

(chess) A situation in which the king is directly threatened by an opposing piece.

Curbnoun

(North America) A concrete margin along the edge of a road; a kerb (UK)

Checknoun

An inspection or examination.

‘I don't know if she will be there, but it's worth a check.’;

Curbnoun

A raised margin along the edge of something, such as a well or the eye of a dome, as a strengthening.

Checknoun

A control; a limit or stop.

‘checks and balances’; ‘The castle moat should hold the enemy in check.’;

Curbnoun

Something that checks or restrains; a restraint.

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Checknoun

(US) A mark (especially a checkmark: ✓) used as an indicator, equivalent to a tick (UK).

‘Place a check by the things you have done.’;

Curbnoun

A riding or driving bit for a horse that has rein action which amplifies the pressure in the mouth by leverage advantage placing pressure on the poll via the crown piece of the bridle and chin groove via a curb chain.

Checknoun

(US) An order to a bank to pay money to a named person or entity; a cheque (UK, Canada).

‘I was not carrying cash, so I wrote a check for the amount.’;

Curbnoun

(North America) A sidewalk, covered or partially enclosed, bordering the airport terminal road system with adjacent paved areas to permit vehicles to off-load or load passengers.

Checknoun

(US) A bill, particularly in a restaurant.

‘I summoned the waiter, paid the check, and hurried to leave.’;

Curbnoun

A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.

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Checknoun

A maneuver performed by a player to take another player out of the play.

‘The hockey player gave a good hard check to obtain the puck.’;

Curbverb

(transitive) To check, restrain or control.

Checknoun

A token used instead of cash in gaming machines.

Curbverb

(transitive) To rein in.

Checknoun

A lengthwise separation through the growth rings in wood.

Curbverb

(transitive) To furnish with a curb, as a well; to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.

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Checknoun

A mark, certificate, or token, by which, errors may be prevented, or a thing or person may be identified.

‘a check given for baggage; a return check on a railroad’;

Curbverb

(transitive) To force to "bite the curb" (hit the pavement curb); see curb stomp.

Checknoun

(falconry) The forsaking by a hawk of its proper game to follow other birds.

Curbverb

(transitive) To damage vehicle wheels or tires by running into or over a pavement curb.

Checknoun

A small chink or crack.

Curbverb

(transitive) To bend or curve.

Checknoun

A pattern made up of a grid of squares of alternating colors; a checkered pattern.

‘The tablecloth had red and white checks.’;

Curbverb

(intransitive) To crouch; to cringe.

Checkverb

To inspect; to examine.

‘Check the oil in your car once a month.’; ‘Check whether this page has a watermark.’;

Curbverb

To bend or curve.

‘Crooked and curbed lines.’;

Checkverb

To verify the accuracy of a text or translation, usually making some corrections (proofread) or many (copyedit).

Curbverb

To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one's will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check.

‘Part wield their arms, part curb the foaming steed.’; ‘Where pinching want must curb thy warm desires.’;

Checkverb

To mark items on a list (with a checkmark or by crossing them out) that have been chosen for keeping or removal or that have been dealt with (for example, completed or verified as correct or satisfactory); to check off, tick (UK), tick off (UK), cross off, strike off.

‘Check the items on the list that interest you.’; ‘Check off the items that you've checked (inspected).’; ‘Check the correct answer to each question.’;

Curbverb

To furnish with a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.

Checkverb

To control, limit, or halt.

‘Check your enthusiasm during a negotiation.’;

Curbverb

To bend; to crouch; to cringe.

‘Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg,Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good.’;

Checkverb

To verify or compare with a source of information.

‘Check your data against known values.’;

Curbnoun

That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower jaw of the horse.

‘He that before ran in the pastures wildFelt the stiff curb control his angry jaws.’; ‘By these men, religion,that should beThe curb, is made the spur of tyranny.’;

Checkverb

To leave in safekeeping.

‘Check your hat and coat at the door.’;

Curbnoun

An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of a dome.

Checkverb

To leave with a shipping agent for shipping.

‘Check your bags at the ticket counter before the flight.’;

Curbnoun

A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in.

Checkverb

To pass or bounce the ball to an opponent from behind the three-point line and have the opponent pass or bounce it back to start play.

‘He checked the ball and then proceeded to perform a perfect layup.’; ‘That basket doesn't count—you forgot to check!’;

Curbnoun

A curbstone.

Checkverb

To hit another player with one's body.

‘The hockey player checked the defenceman to obtain the puck.’;

Curbnoun

A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.

Checkverb

(poker) To remain in a hand without betting. Only legal if no one has yet bet.

‘Tom didn't think he could win, so he checked.’;

Curbnoun

an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

Checkverb

(chess) To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, especially the king, in check; to put in check.

Curbnoun

a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse

Checkverb

To chide, rebuke, or reprove.

Curbnoun

a stock exchange in New York

Checkverb

(nautical) To slack or ease off, as a brace which is too stiffly extended.

Curbnoun

the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;

‘his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper’;

Checkverb

To crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, etc.

Curbverb

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’;

Checkverb

To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack.

‘The sun checks timber.’;

Curbverb

to put down by force or authority;

‘suppress a nascent uprising’; ‘stamp down on littering’; ‘conquer one's desires’;

Checkverb

To make a stop; to pause; with at.

Curbverb

keep to the curb;

‘curb your dogs’;

Checkverb

(obsolete) To clash or interfere.

Curbverb

place restrictions on;

‘curtail drinking in school’;

Checkverb

To act as a curb or restraint.

Curbnoun

a check or restraint on something

‘plans to introduce tougher curbs on insider dealing’;

Checkverb

(falconry) To turn, when in pursuit of proper game, and fly after other birds.

Curbnoun

a type of bit with a strap or chain attached which passes under a horse's lower jaw, used as a check.

Checknoun

A word of warning denoting that the king is in danger; such a menace of a player's king by an adversary's move as would, if it were any other piece, expose it to immediate capture. A king so menaced is said to be in check, and must be made safe at the next move.

Curbnoun

variant spelling of kerb

Checknoun

A condition of interrupted or impeded progress; arrest; stop; delay; as, to hold an enemy in check.

‘Which gave a remarkable check to the first progress of Christianity.’; ‘No check, no stay, this streamlet fears.’;

Curbnoun

a swelling on the back of a horse's hock, caused by spraining a ligament.

Checknoun

Whatever arrests progress, or limits action; an obstacle, guard, restraint, or rebuff.

‘Useful check upon the administration of government.’; ‘A man whom no check could abash.’;

Curbverb

restrain or keep in check

‘she promised she would curb her temper’;

Checknoun

A mark, certificate, or token, by which, errors may be prevented, or a thing or person may be identified; as, checks placed against items in an account; a check given for baggage; a return check on a railroad.

Curbverb

restrain (a horse) by means of a curb

‘both men were instinctively curbing their horses’;

Checknoun

A written order directing a bank or banker to pay money as therein stated. See Bank check, below.

Curbverb

lead (a dog being walked) near the curb to urinate or defecate, in order to avoid soiling buildings, pavements, etc.

Checknoun

A woven or painted design in squares resembling the patten of a checkerboard; one of the squares of such a design; also, cloth having such a figure.

Curb

A curb (North American English), or kerb (Commonwealth English except Canada; see spelling differences), is the edge where a raised sidewalk or road median/central reservation meets a street or other roadway.

Checknoun

The forsaking by a hawk of its proper game to follow other birds.

Checknoun

Small chick or crack.

Checkverb

To make a move which puts an adversary's piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check.

Checkverb

To put a sudden restraint upon; to stop temporarily; to hinder; to repress; to curb.

‘So many clogs to check and retard the headlong course of violence and oppression.’;

Checkverb

To verify, to guard, to make secure, by means of a mark, token, or other check; to distinguish by a check; to put a mark against (an item) after comparing with an original or a counterpart in order to secure accuracy.

Checkverb

To chide, rebuke, or reprove.

‘The good king, his master, will check him for it.’;

Checkverb

To slack or ease off, as a brace which is too stiffly extended.

Checkverb

To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack; as, the sun checks timber.

Checkverb

To leave (something) in the temporary custody of another; as, to check baggage; to check one's firearms at the door; to check one's coat at the cloakroom.

Checkverb

To accept (something) for temporary custody from another; as, to check a customer's baggage; to check a customer's coat.

Checkverb

To make a checkered pattern upon.

Checkverb

To make a stop; to pause; - with at.

‘The mind, once jaded by an attempt above its power, either is disabled for the future, or else checks at any vigorous undertaking ever after.’;

Checkverb

To clash or interfere.

Checkverb

To act as a curb or restraint.

‘It [his presence] checks too strong upon me.’;

Checkverb

To crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, etc.

Checkverb

To turn, when in pursuit of proper game, and fly after other birds.

‘And like the haggard, check at every featherThat comes before his eye.’;

Checkadjective

Checkered; designed in checks.

Checknoun

a written order directing a bank to pay money;

‘he paid all his bills by check’;

Checknoun

an appraisal of the state of affairs;

‘they made an assay of the contents’; ‘a check on its dependability under stress’;

Checknoun

the bill in a restaurant;

‘he asked the waiter for the check’;

Checknoun

the state of inactivity following an interruption;

‘the negotiations were in arrest’; ‘held them in check’; ‘during the halt he got some lunch’; ‘the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow’; ‘he spent the entire stop in his seat’;

Checknoun

additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct;

‘fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory’;

Checknoun

the act of inspecting or verifying;

‘they made a check of their equipment’; ‘the pilot ran through the check-out procedure’;

Checknoun

a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.;

‘as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name’;

Checknoun

something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Checknoun

a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

Checknoun

a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard);

‘she wore a skirt with checks’;

Checknoun

the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;

‘his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper’;

Checknoun

obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

Checknoun

(chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king

Checkverb

examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition;

‘check the brakes’; ‘Check out the engine’;

Checkverb

make an examination or investigation;

‘check into the rumor’; ‘check the time of the class’;

Checkverb

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’;

Checkverb

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’;

Checkverb

stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution;

‘She checked for an instant and missed a step’;

Checkverb

put a check mark on or next to;

‘Please check each name on the list’; ‘tick off the items’;

Checkverb

slow the growth or development of;

‘The brain damage will retard the child's language development’;

Checkverb

be verified or confirmed; pass inspection;

‘These stories don't check!’;

Checkverb

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’;

Checkverb

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

Checkverb

train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control;

‘Parents must discipline their children’; ‘Is this dog trained?’;

Checkverb

consign for shipment on a vehicle;

‘check your luggage before boarding’;

Checkverb

hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping;

‘Check your coat at the door’;

Checkverb

abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey, of falcons

Checkverb

stop in a chase especially when scent is lost;

‘The dog checked’;

Checkverb

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

Checkverb

decline to initiate betting

Checkverb

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 Sout East Asia’; ‘Contain the rebel movement’; ‘Turn back the tide of communism’;

Checkverb

place into check;

‘He checked my kings’;

Checkverb

write out a check on a bank account

Checkverb

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’;

Checkverb

verify by consulting a source or authority;

‘check the spelling of this word’; ‘check your facts’;

Checkverb

arrest the motion (of something) abruptly;

‘He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve’;

Checkverb

make cracks or chinks in;

‘The heat checked the paint’;

Checkverb

become fractured; break or crack on the surface only;

‘The glass cracked when it was heated’;

Checkverb

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 anaemia’;

Checkverb

verify or establish to one's satisfaction

‘she glanced over her shoulder to check that the door was shut’; ‘phone us to check the availability of your chosen holiday’;

Checkverb

verify the accuracy of something by comparing it with (something else)

‘keep your receipt to check against your statement’;

Checkverb

agree or correspond when compared.

Checkverb

look at; take notice of

‘check the remix’;

Checkverb

stop or slow the progress of (something, typically something undesirable)

‘efforts were made to check the disease’;

Checkverb

curb or control (one's feelings or reaction)

‘he learned to check his excitement’;

Checkverb

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

Checkverb

provide a means of preventing

‘processes to check against deterioration in the quality of the data held’;

Checkverb

(of a passenger) consign (baggage) to the care of the transport provider with whom they are travelling

‘I checked my bag and got my boarding pass’;

Checkverb

deposit (a coat, bag, or other item) for temporary safekeeping in the cloakroom of a restaurant, theatre, etc.

‘the drinks weren't expensive and there's no cover charge but you do have to check your coat for $3.00’;

Checkverb

mark or click on (a box) in order to select a particular option on a form, questionnaire, etc.

‘users who want privacy should check the box that prevents your files from being shared’;

Checkverb

move a piece or pawn to a square where it attacks (the opposing king)

‘he moves his knight to check my king again’;

Checkverb

(in poker) choose not to make a bet when called upon, allowing another player to do so instead.

Checkverb

(of a hound) pause to make sure of or regain a scent.

Checkverb

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

Checknoun

an examination to test or ascertain accuracy, quality, or satisfactory condition

‘a campaign calling for regular checks on gas appliances’; ‘a health check’;

Checknoun

a stopping or slowing of progress

‘there was no check to the expansion of the market’;

Checknoun

a means of control or restraint

‘a permanent check upon the growth or abuse of central authority’;

Checknoun

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

Checknoun

a temporary loss of the scent in hunting.

Checknoun

the movement made by a hawk when it abandons its intended quarry and pursues other prey.

Checknoun

a move by which a piece or pawn directly attacks the opponent's king and by which the king may be checkmated.

Checknoun

US spelling of cheque

Checknoun

the bill in a restaurant

‘let's get the check’;

Checknoun

a token of identification for left luggage.

Checknoun

a counter used as a stake in a gambling game.

Checknoun

another term for tick (sense 1 of the noun)

Checknoun

a part of a piano which catches the hammer and prevents it retouching the strings.

Checknoun

a crack or flaw in timber.

Checknoun

a pattern of small squares

‘a fine black-and-white check’;

Checknoun

a garment or fabric with a pattern of small squares

‘on Wednesdays he wore the small check’;

Checkinterjection

expressing assent or agreement.

Checkinterjection

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

Checkadjective

having a checked pattern

‘a blue check T-shirt’;

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