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 — (someone/something) to discover the facts about someone or something. Not one of the places I checked out seemed right for the wedding. We checked out his story, and his boss says he really was at work that day. Usage notes: often used in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 — Check: Die Bezeichnung für eine »Überprüfung, Kontrolle« stammt aus gleichbed. engl. check, das selbst eine Entlehnung aus afrz. echec »Schach« ist. Bereits im 19. Jh. finden sich im Dt. Belege des Wortes, zunächst allerdings auf die englischen… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 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 — (something) to pay for something you are buying or to let someone record what you are borrowing. To complete your online purchase, check out by clicking on the icon below. Ty checked another three books out of the library this afternoon …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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


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