Check Check (ch[e^]k), v. i. To make a stop; to pause; -- with at. [1913 Webster]

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. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To clash or interfere. [R.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. To act as a curb or restraint. [1913 Webster]

It [his presence] checks too strong upon me. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To crack or gape open, as wood in drying; or to crack in small checks, as varnish, paint, etc. [1913 Webster]

5. (Falconry) To turn, when in pursuit of proper game, and fly after other birds. [1913 Webster]

And like the haggard, check at every feather That comes before his eye. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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