keep+in+check

  • 1 keep in check — To restrain, control or keep back ● check …

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  • 2 keep in check — index balk, constrain (restrain), contain (restrain), control (restrain), fetter, immure …

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  • 3 keep in check — keep under control, maintain discipline …

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  • 4 keep in check — hold/keep (something/someone) in check to keep something or someone under control, usually to stop them becoming too large or too powerful. The natural order of things is that the predators of an animal keep the population in check. The central… …

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  • 5 keep in check — I try to keep my temper in check Syn: curb, restrain, hold back, keep a tight rein on, rein in/back; control, govern, master, suppress, stifle; informal keep a lid on …

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  • 6 keep a check on — monitor keep a regular check on your score …

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  • 7 check — A commercial demand deposit instrument signed by the maker and payable on the presentation to the bank on which it is drawn. American Banker Glossary A bill of exchange representing a draft on a bank from deposited funds that pays a certain sum… …

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  • 8 check — Synonyms and related words: CD, IOU, MO, X, a reckoning of, abrade, abrasion, abysm, abyss, acceptance, acceptance bill, accord, account, account of, agree, allophone, alveolar, answer to, aperture, apico alveolar, apico dental, arrest,… …

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  • 9 check — 1 /tSek/ verb 1 FIND OUT (I, T) to do something in order to find out whether something that you think is correct, true, or safe really is correct, true, or safe: Are all the windows shut? I ll just go and check. | check sth: I ll check my… …

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  • 10 check — /tʃɛk / (say chek) verb (t) 1. to stop or arrest the motion of suddenly or forcibly. 2. to restrain; hold in restraint or control. 3. to investigate or verify as to correctness. 4. Also, check off. US to tick. 5. Also, check in. to leave in… …

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  • 11 keep — Synonyms and related words: POW camp, TLC, abide, abide by, abstain, accede to, accommodate, accommodation, accommodations, accumulate, acknowledge, acropolis, act up to, adhere to, administer Communion, afford, afford support, agree to, aliment …

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  • 12 keep back — Synonyms and related words: abstain, arrest, backpedal, backwater, block, bosom, bottle up, brake, bridle, check, classify, clip the wings, conceal, confine, conserve, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, countercheck, curb, curtail, dam… …

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  • 13 keep from — Synonyms and related words: abstain, abstain from, anticipate, arrest, avert, avoid, bar, bosom, bridle, check, classify, conceal, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, curb, curtail, debar, decelerate, deflect, deter, discourage,… …

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  • 14 check — I n. order to a bank (BE has cheque) 1) to issue, make out, write out a check to 2) to draw a check against one s account; to draw a check on a bank 3) to cash; clear; deposit; present a check 4) to cover a check (by making a deposit) 5) to… …

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  • 15 keep back — verb 1. keep under control; keep in check suppress a smile Keep your temper keep your cool • Syn: ↑restrain, ↑keep, ↑hold back • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 16 check — 1. verb 1) troops checked all vehicles I checked her background Syn: examine, inspect, look at/over, scrutinize, survey; study, investigate, research, probe, look into, inquire into; informal check out, give something a once over 2) …

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  • 17 keep tabs on — verb keep a record on or watch attentively The government keeps tabs on the dissidents • Hypernyms: ↑watch, ↑observe, ↑follow, ↑watch over, ↑keep an eye on • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …

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  • 18 keep something back — 1 she kept back some of the money: (KEEP IN) RESERVE, put by/aside, set aside; retain, hold back, keep, hold on to, not part with; N. Amer. set by; informal stash away. 2 she kept back the details …

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  • 19 keep something back — 1) she kept back some of the money Syn: reserve, keep in reserve, put aside/by, set aside; retain, hold back, hold on to, not part with; informal stash away 2) she kept back the details Syn: withhold, keep secret, keep hidden …

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  • 20 check — n 1: something that limits or restrains see also checks and balances 2: a written order signed by its maker directing a bank to pay a specified sum to a named person or to that person s order on demand see also negotiable instrument compa …

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