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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycheck out
he/she/itchecks out
present participlechecking out
past tensechecked out
past participlechecked out
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to leave a hotel after paying the bill
    check out of:

    Joan had already checked out of the hotel.

  2. 3
    [transitive] American to borrow a book from a library
  3. 4
    [transitive] to examine someone or something in order to be certain that everything is correct, true, or satisfactory

    The police are checking the woman out.

    I’ve been taking lots of pictures, just to check out the camera.

    Go to the doctor and get yourself checked out.

    1. a.
      informal to look at someone or something to see whether you like them

      Have you checked out the new health club yet?

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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