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  • Cheek (noun)

    The soft skin on each side of the face, below the eyes; the outer surface of the sides of the oral cavity.

  • Cheek (noun)

    A buttock.

  • Cheek (noun)

    Impudence.

    "You’ve got some cheek, asking me for money!"

  • Cheek (noun)

    One of the genae, flat areas on the sides of a trilobite's cephalon.

  • Cheek (noun)

    One of the pieces of a machine, or of timber or stonework, that form corresponding sides or a similar pair.

    "the cheeks of a vice; the cheeks of a gun carriage"

  • Cheek (noun)

    The branches of a bridle bit.

  • Cheek (noun)

    The middle section of a flask, made so that it can be moved laterally, to permit the removal of the pattern from the mould.

  • Cheek (verb)

    To be impudent towards.

    "Don't cheek me, you little rascal!"

  • Check (noun)

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

  • Check (noun)

    An inspection or examination.

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

  • Check (noun)

    A control; a limit or stop.

    "checks and balances"

    "The castle moat should hold the enemy in check."

  • Check (noun)

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

    "Place a check by the things you have done."

  • Check (noun)

    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."

  • Check (noun)

    A bill, particularly in a restaurant.

    "I summoned the waiter, paid the check, and hurried to leave."

  • Check (noun)

    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."

  • Check (noun)

    A token used instead of cash in gaming machines.

  • Check (noun)

    A lengthwise separation through the growth rings in wood.

  • Check (noun)

    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"

  • Check (noun)

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

  • Check (noun)

    A small chink or crack.

  • Check (noun)

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

    "The tablecloth had red and white checks."

  • Check (verb)

    To inspect; to examine.

    "Check the oil in your car once a month."

    "Check whether this page has a watermark."

  • Check (verb)

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

  • Check (verb)

    To mark items on a 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."

  • Check (verb)

    To control, limit, or halt.

    "Check your enthusiasm during a negotiation."

  • Check (verb)

    To verify or compare with a source of information.

    "Check your data against known values."

  • Check (verb)

    To leave in safekeeping.

    "Check your hat and coat at the door."

  • Check (verb)

    To leave with a shipping agent for shipping.

    "Check your bags at the ticket counter before the flight."

  • Check (verb)

    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!"

  • Check (verb)

    To hit another player with one's body.

    "The hockey player checked the defenceman to obtain the puck."

  • Check (verb)

    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."

  • Check (verb)

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

  • Check (verb)

    To chide, rebuke, or reprove.

  • Check (verb)

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

  • Check (verb)

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

  • Check (verb)

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

    "The sun checks timber."

  • Check (verb)

    To make a stop; to pause; with at.

  • Check (verb)

    To clash or interfere.

  • Check (verb)

    To act as a curb or restraint.

  • Check (verb)

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

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Cheek (noun)

    The side of the face below the eye.

  • Cheek (noun)

    The cheek bone.

  • Cheek (noun)

    Those pieces of a machine, or of any timber, or stone work, which form corresponding sides, or which are similar and in pair; as, the cheeks (jaws) of a vise; the cheeks of a gun carriage, etc.

  • Cheek (noun)

    The branches of a bridle bit.

  • Cheek (noun)

    A section of a flask, so made that it can be moved laterally, to permit the removal of the pattern from the mold; the middle part of a flask.

  • Cheek (noun)

    Cool confidence; assurance; impudence.

  • Cheek

    To be impudent or saucy to.

  • Check (noun)

    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.

  • Check (noun)

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

  • Check (noun)

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

  • Check (noun)

    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.

  • Check (noun)

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

  • Check (noun)

    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.

  • Check (noun)

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

  • Check (noun)

    Small chick or crack.

  • Check

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

  • Check

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

  • Check

    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.

  • Check

    To chide, rebuke, or reprove.

  • Check

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

  • Check

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

  • Check

    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.

  • Check

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

  • Check

    To make a checkered pattern upon.

  • Check (verb)

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

  • Check (verb)

    To clash or interfere.

  • Check (verb)

    To act as a curb or restraint.

  • Check (verb)

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

  • Check (verb)

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

  • Check (adjective)

    Checkered; designed in checks.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Cheek (noun)

    either side of the face below the eyes

  • Cheek (noun)

    an impudent statement

  • Cheek (noun)

    either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump

  • Cheek (noun)

    impudent aggressiveness;

    "I couldn't believe her boldness"

    "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"

  • Cheek (verb)

    speak impudently to

  • Check (noun)

    a written order directing a bank to pay money;

    "he paid all his bills by check"

  • Check (noun)

    an appraisal of the state of affairs;

    "they made an assay of the contents"

    "a check on its dependability under stress"

  • Check (noun)

    the bill in a restaurant;

    "he asked the waiter for the check"

  • Check (noun)

    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"

  • Check (noun)

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

    "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"

  • Check (noun)

    the act of inspecting or verifying;

    "they made a check of their equipment"

    "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"

  • Check (noun)

    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"

  • Check (noun)

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

  • Check (noun)

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

  • Check (noun)

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

    "she wore a skirt with checks"

  • Check (noun)

    the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;

    "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"

  • Check (noun)

    obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

  • Check (noun)

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

  • Check (verb)

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

    "check the brakes"

    "Check out the engine"

  • Check (verb)

    make an examination or investigation;

    "check into the rumor"

    "check the time of the class"

  • Check (verb)

    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"

  • Check (verb)

    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"

  • Check (verb)

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

    "She checked for an instant and missed a step"

  • Check (verb)

    put a check mark on or next to;

    "Please check each name on the list"

    "tick off the items"

  • Check (verb)

    slow the growth or development of;

    "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

  • Check (verb)

    be verified or confirmed; pass inspection;

    "These stories don't check!"

  • Check (verb)

    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"

  • Check (verb)

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

  • Check (verb)

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

    "Parents must discipline their children"

    "Is this dog trained?"

  • Check (verb)

    consign for shipment on a vehicle;

    "check your luggage before boarding"

  • Check (verb)

    hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping;

    "Check your coat at the door"

  • Check (verb)

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

  • Check (verb)

    stop in a chase especially when scent is lost;

    "The dog checked"

  • Check (verb)

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

  • Check (verb)

    decline to initiate betting

  • Check (verb)

    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"

  • Check (verb)

    place into check;

    "He checked my kings"

  • Check (verb)

    write out a check on a bank account

  • Check (verb)

    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"

  • Check (verb)

    verify by consulting a source or authority;

    "check the spelling of this word"

    "check your facts"

  • Check (verb)

    arrest the motion (of something) abruptly;

    "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"

  • Check (verb)

    make cracks or chinks in;

    "The heat checked the paint"

  • Check (verb)

    become fractured; break or crack on the surface only;

    "The glass cracked when it was heated"

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