Definition of Check out

1. Verb. Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition. "They won't check out the story "; "Check out the engine"

2. Verb. Announce one's departure from a hotel.
Generic synonyms: Report
Antonyms: Check In
Derivative terms: Checkout

3. Verb. Be verified or confirmed; pass inspection. "They won't check out the story "; "These stories don't check!"
Exact synonyms: Check
Related verbs: Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally
Derivative terms: Check

4. Verb. Trace. "We are running down a few tips"
Exact synonyms: Run Down
Generic synonyms: Act On, Follow Up On, Pursue

5. Verb. Record, add up, and receive payment for items purchased. "She was checking out the apples that the customer had put on the conveyer belt"
Entails: Buy, Purchase
Derivative terms: Checkout

6. Verb. Withdraw money by writing a check.
Exact synonyms: Cheque
Generic synonyms: Draw, Draw Off, Take Out, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Cheque

7. Verb. Try to learn someone's opinions and intentions. "I have to sound out the new professor"
Exact synonyms: Feel Out, Sound Out
Generic synonyms: Query, Question

Definition of Check out

1. Verb. (intransitive) To confirm and pay for goods and services at a facility (e.g.: supermarket, online store, hotel) when leaving. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To withdraw (an item), as from a library, and have the withdrawal recorded. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To record (someone) as leaving the premises or as taking something therefrom, as from a library or shop. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To examine, inspect, look at closely, ogle; to investigate. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) (sense computer science) To obtain source code from a repository. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To become disinterested in an activity and cease to participate in more than a perfunctory manner; to become uncooperative. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To become catatonic or otherwise nonresponsive. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To leave in a hurry. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive euphemistic by extension) To die. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To prove (after an investigation) to be the case / in order. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Check Out

check bit
check box
check boxes
check character
check digit
check girl
check in
check into
check is in the mail
check ligaments of eyeball
check ligaments of odontoid
check mark
check marks
check off
check out (current term)
check over
check overdraft credit
check rail
check rails
check register
check scale
check side
check sides
check stub
check up
check up on
check weigher

Literary usage of Check out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Alan Rich, New York, 3 Apr. 1972 they stop visitors and question them, and check out parked cars —BJ Phillips, Ms., March 1973 Check it out with Gladys ..."

2. Helping Your Child Learn Math: With Activities for Children Aged 5 Through 13 by Patsy R. Kenter (1993)
"... è** 9 - check out The check out counter is where we commonly think about math in the grocery store. It's where the total is added up, ..."

3. Americans with Disabilities Act: Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Examples of check-out aisles of different "design" include those which are ... (2) Clear aisle width for accessible check-out aisles shall comply with 4.2.1 ..."

4. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1907)
"The list should be given to the person whose duty it is to check out the employes, so he may know what men failed to check in and make a record of same on ..."

5. SAS(R) 9.1.3 ETL Studio:: User's Guide by SAS Publishing, SAS Institute (2004)
"Checking Out Existing Metadata Preparation Before you can check out metadata from ... Remember the following about check-out operations: 0 You cannot update ..."

6. Battlefields of the Civil War by Blair Howard (1998)
"Under 18 free, crib free, TV, cable, pool, free coffee in lobby, free continental breakfast, cafe nearby, check-out 11 am, free airport transportation, ..."

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