in check
phrasal under restraint or control <
trying to keep his emotions in check
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in check — ► in check 1) under control. 2) Chess (of a king) directly attacked by an opponent s piece or pawn. Main Entry: ↑check …   English terms dictionary

  • in check — index controlled (restrained) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • in check — phrasal : in restraint : in a situation precluding free activity or development : under control Lee held the left of the Union army in check G.J.Fiebeger * * * 1) under control a way of keeping inflation in check 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • in check — {adv. phr.} In a position where movement or action is not allowed or stopped; under control; kept quiet or back. * /The boy was too small to keep the big dog in check, and the dog broke away from his leash./ * /The soldiers tried to keep the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in check — {adv. phr.} In a position where movement or action is not allowed or stopped; under control; kept quiet or back. * /The boy was too small to keep the big dog in check, and the dog broke away from his leash./ * /The soldiers tried to keep the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in\ check — adv. phr. In a position where movement or action is not allowed or stopped; under control; kept quiet or back. The boy was too small to keep the big dog in check, and the dog broke away from his leash. The soldiers tried to keep the attacking… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in check — within reasonable limits. I ve been spending all my salary and have got to find a way to keep my expenses in check. Usage notes: often used in the form hold something in check: Sometimes it s hard to hold your emotions in check …   New idioms dictionary

  • in check — under control, kept quiet or back The violence was kept in check by the police department and the army …   Idioms and examples

  • in check — idi under restraint: to hold one s anger in check[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • in check — 1》 under control. 2》 Chess (of a king) directly attacked by an opponent s piece or pawn. → check …   English new terms dictionary

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