WOTW: check III

| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |

triplo word of the week - check 3

 

今週の #WOTW はまた「check」です。As you know from the previous two weeks' posts, 'check' is a verb, a noun, an adjective, an exclamation, and numerous phrasal verbs. This week we will be having a look at 'check' in phrases and phrasal verbs. In particular, check out 'check out' and its many uses! Thank you one more time to @ad_maiora_ for the request. Let's get to it!

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- [in check] It is difficult to keep children in check. (Under control.)

- [in check] Aha! I have your King in check! (In chess, when a king is directly attacked by an opponent's piece or pawn or of a player, when having the king in this position.)

- [keep a check on] I will quit my job so that I have more time to keep a check on my investments. (Monitor.)

- [keep a check on] As a quiz master, you have to keep a check on all teams' scores. (See above.)

- [check in] I'm sorry, Sir, rooms are not ready until 11. You will be able to check in then. (Arrive and register at a hotel or airport.)

- [check someone in] After checking in all the passengers, I have to run to the gate for the boarding process. (Register someone upon their arrival at a hotel or airport.)

- [check something in] I don't usually check my luggage in since I hate waiting at the conveyor belt. (Consign baggage to the care of the transport provider with whom you are travelling.)

- [check something in] When I go to the club, I check my coat in, get a drink, and run to the dance floor. (Deposit a coat, bag, or other item for temporary safekeeping in the cloakroom of a restaurant, theatre, etc.)

- [check into] How can I check into a hotel if there's nobody behind the desk?! (Register one's arrival at a hotel.)

- [check something off] Every morning, I make a list and check stuff off as I do it. (Tick or otherwise mark an item on a list to show that it has been dealt with.)

- [check something off] Every morning, I make a list and check stuff off as I do it. (Tick or otherwise mark an item on a list to show that it has been dealt with.)

- [check on] The little one is very quiet. I think I'll go check on her. (Verify, ascertain, or monitor the state or condition of someone or something.)

- [check on] Does the government really check on the quality of the food at the supermarkets? (Investigate in order to establish the truth about or accuracy of.)

- [check out] Please check out before 10 AM. (Settle one's hotel bill before leaving.)

- [check out] I don't want to have any regrets when I check out. (To die. North informal.)

- [check out] I'm sorry, but what you say doesn't really check out. (Prove to be true or correct.)

- [check someone/something out] I lived in Tokyo for a long time but I still have to go and check Asakusa out. (Establish the truth or inform oneself about someone or something.)

- [check someone/something out] Hey, check this YouTube video out. It's sick! (Look at; take notice of.)

- [check someone/something out] Check out the bloke at far end of the bar. (See above.)

- [check someone/something out] Checking out at the cashier all day long is so boring. (Enter the price of goods in a supermarket into a cash machine.)

- [check something over] Can you check this report over and correct any mistakes? (Inspect or examine something thoroughly.)

- [check through] I'm checking and checking through my notes but I can't find the information. Sorry. (Inspect or examine thoroughly.)

- [check up on] Where are we as a nation when our politicians are not checked up on what they say? (Investigate in order to establish the truth about or accuracy of.)

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発音は/tʃɛk/です。 最後に「U」の音はありませんので気をつけてください。音節は1つです。また来週!

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