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Always check your spelling.
He checked the contents of the package carefully.
The official checked our passports.
Would you check the tires for me?
You should have your eyes checked regularly.
Check the label before you put that shirt in the wash.
Check our website for details of our special offers.
She checked through her notes for his address.
I think he's gone home – but let me check.
I'll check the dates.
For further information, check with your local fire department.
Before starting, check that you have everything you need.
Could you please check whether a package has arrived for me?
He checked to see if Gail was still there.
It would be wise to check the availability of seats before going to the concert.
Paul was about to answer but checked himself when he saw Julie's expression.
This is the American English definition of check. View British English definition of check.
threadbare clothing, carpet, or cloth is very thin and almost has holes in it because it has been...
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