Definitions of check
to look at something or someone carefully to find out whether something is there or whether something is as it should be
We checked the files, but the letter was missing.
to stop, slow down, limit or otherwise control the actions, behaviour or growth of someone or something
The law will create a second chamber of parliament, the Senate, able to check the president's powers.
Phrase Bank for check
How does the Supreme Court check the power of Congress?
You can check out my full CV on my website
They check the references of job applicants.
Police officers are to be issued with mirrors to check under their vehicles for booby trap bombs.
The police use the database to check against DNA samples taken from crime scenes.
Some employers report that they always check on applicants’ criminal records.
to check thoroughly
it’s worth checking