check out

check out
[for someone or something] to prove to be correctly represented. •

Everything you told me checks out with what other witnesses said.

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{v.} 1a. To pay your hotel bill and leave. * /The last guests checked out of their rooms in the morning./ Contrast: CHECK IN. 1b. {informal} To go away; leave. * /I hoped our guest would stay but he had to check out before Monday./ Compare: CHECK IN. 2a. To make a list or record of. * /They checked out all the goods in the store./ 2b. To give or lend (something) and make a record of it. * /The boss checked out the tools to the workmen as they came to work./ 2c. To get (something) after a record has been made of it. * /I checked out a book from the library./ 3. {informal} To test (something, like a part of a motor). * /The mechanic checked out the car battery./ * /"He checked out from the motel at nine," said the detective, "then he checked out the air in the car tires and his list of local clients."/ 4. {slang} To die. * /He seemed too young to check out./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • check out — {v.} 1a. To pay your hotel bill and leave. * /The last guests checked out of their rooms in the morning./ Contrast: CHECK IN. 1b. {informal} To go away; leave. * /I hoped our guest would stay but he had to check out before Monday./ Compare: CHECK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Check-out — 〈[ tʃɛkaʊt] od. [tʃɛ̣kaʊt] n. 15〉 1. Abfertigung der Fluggäste nach dem Flug 2. (nach der Herstellung erfolgende abschließende) Kontrolle u. Funktionsprüfung von techn. Geräten [<engl. check „Prüfung, Kontrolle“ + out „aus, heraus“] * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • check out — v. t. 1. To inspect or examine. [Colloq.] [PJC] 2. To make a record of having borrowed (something) for temporary use; as, to check out a book at the library; to check out equipment from a depository. [PJC] 3. To bring (items to be purchased) to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Check-out — bzw. Checkout steht für: die virtuelle Kasse im E Commerce, siehe Check out (E Commerce) ein Bezahlsystem von Google, siehe Google Checkout die Aktualisierung einer lokalen Kopie in der Versionsverwaltung, siehe Versionsverwaltung#Funktionsweise… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • check out — v. i. 1. To vacate a room at a hotel, notel, etc. Converse of {check in}. [PJC] 2. To die. [Colloq.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • check out of … — ˌcheck ˈout (of…) derived to pay your bill and leave a hotel, etc • Guests should check out of their rooms by noon. • I m sorry, they aren t here. They checked out this morning. related noun ↑checkout (2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Check-Out — is a pricing game on the American television game show The Price Is Right . Debuting on January 28, 1982, it is played for a four digit prize, usually valued between $2,000 and $10,000, and uses grocery items.GameplayOne by one, the contestant is …   Wikipedia

  • Check-out — 〈 [tʃɛkaʊt] n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 1. Abfertigung der Fluggäste nach dem Flug 2. (abschließende) Kontrolle u. Funktionsprüfung von technischen Geräten [Etym.: <engl. check »Kontrolle« + out »aus, heraus«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Check-out — [ tʃɛk|aut] das; [s], s <zu engl. to check out »überprüfen«> Durchführung automatischer Kontrollmaßnahmen bei der Herstellung u. Prüfung technischer Geräte …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • check|out — «CHEHK OWT», noun. 1. an inspection or test, especially of the readiness for performance of something. 2. U.S. the checking off of items at a checkout counter …   Useful english dictionary


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