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a check for spelling errors
They do routine checks on the condition of the planes.
He made a final check of the doors to be sure they were locked.
They’ll be doing a sound check before the concert.
a routine check for skin cancer
Airport police confirmed that the courier had managed to pass through the security check.
They run a police check on all applicants for a gun licence.
Economic forces act as a check on political power.
a sheet with red and white checks
He was wearing a check shirt.
How much is the check?