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CHECK OUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does check out mean? 

CHECK OUT (verb)
  The verb CHECK OUT has 7 senses:

1. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
2. announce one's departure from a hotel
3. be verified or confirmed; pass inspection
4. trace
5. record, add up, and receive payment for items purchased
6. withdraw money by writing a check
7. try to learn someone's opinions and intentions

  Familiarity information: CHECK OUT used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHECK OUT (verb)


Sense 1check out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

check; check into; check out; check over; check up on; suss out; go over; look into

Context examples:

check the brakes / Check out the engine

Hypernyms (to "check out" is one way to...):

analyse; analyze; canvas; canvass; examine; study (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "check out"):

follow; keep an eye on; observe; watch; watch over (follow with the eyes or the mind)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They won't check out the story


Sense 2check out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Announce one's departure from a hotel

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "check out" is one way to...):

report (announce one's presence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

check in (announce one's arrival, e.g. at hotels or airports)


Sense 3check out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be verified or confirmed; pass inspection

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

check out; check

Context example:

These stories don't check!

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

They won't check out the story


Sense 4check out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Trace

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

run down; check out

Context example:

We are running down a few tips

Hypernyms (to "check out" is one way to...):

act on; follow up on; pursue (carry further or advance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5check out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Record, add up, and receive payment for items purchased

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

She was checking out the apples that the customer had put on the conveyer belt

"Check out" entails doing...:

buy; purchase (obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 6check out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Withdraw money by writing a check

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

cheque; check out

Hypernyms (to "check out" is one way to...):

draw; draw off; take out; withdraw (remove (a commodity) from (a supply source))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7check out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Try to learn someone's opinions and intentions

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

feel out; sound out; check out

Context example:

I have to sound out the new professor

Hypernyms (to "check out" is one way to...):

query; question (pose a question)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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