check sth out

check sth out
UK US check sth out
Phrasal Verb with check({{}}/tʃek/ verb
to examine something or get more information about it, especially in order to make sure that it is safe, correct, or suitable: »

Many firms are still not checking out how their rivals operate.


They spent two days in Orlando checking out a handful of potential sites for investment.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • make sth out — UK US make sth out Phrasal Verb with make({{}}/meɪk/ verb [T] (made, made) ► to write the necessary details on a form, cheque, etc.: »She made a check out to the company for $3,000 …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌcheck sb/sth ˈout — phrasal verb to examine someone or something in order to be certain that everything is correct, true, or satisfactory I ve been taking loads of photographs, just to check out the camera.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˈcheck sth aˌgainst sth — phrasal verb to find out whether information is accurate or useful by comparing it with other information …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • check — check1 W2S1 [tʃek] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(find out)¦ 2¦(ask somebody)¦ 3¦(not do something)¦ 4¦(stop something)¦ 5¦(bags/cases etc)¦ 6¦(make a mark)¦ 7 Check Phrasal verbs  check in  check something<=>off …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • check*/*/*/ — [tʃek] verb I 1) [I/T] to examine something in order to get information, or to find out whether it is good or correct Always check your spelling.[/ex] You should have your sight checked regularly.[/ex] The doctor checked for a pulse.[/ex] Check… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • check — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 close look to make sure sth is safe/correct ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, extensive, full (esp. BrE), thorough ▪ careful, close, rigorous, tight (a …   Collocations dictionary

  • check up on something — ˌcheck ˈup on sth derived to find out if sth is true or correct • I need to check up on a few things before I can decide. Main entry: ↑checkderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • check out of sth — UK US check out (of sth) Phrasal Verb with check({{}}/tʃek/ verb ► to pay your bill, return your room key, and leave a hotel: »We checked out of the hotel right after the morning s meeting. »Please check out before 10 a.m …   Financial and business terms

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