DE MERCATORIBUS at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:
V] 'Is Mary in the office?' 'Just a moment. I'll go and check.' * [V wh-] You'd better check with Jane what time she's expecting us tonight.
see also CROSS-CHECK, DOUBLE-CHECK
3 [VN] to control sth; to stop sth from increasing or getting worse:
The government is determined to check the growth of public spending. * She tied some strips of cloth around the wound to check the bleeding.
4 [VN] to stop yourself from saying or doing sth or from showing a particular emotion:
to check your anger / laughter / tears * She wanted to tell him the whole truth but she checked herself-it wasn't the right moment.
coats / bags / cases
5 [VN] (AmE) to leave coats, bags, etc. in an o