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Sunday, 18 March 2007

Phrasal Verbs: check

check back return to see if everything is OK We will check back tomorrow to make sure the project is finished.
check by + go to a place to see if everything is OK We need to check by the office to see if the documents are ready.
check for + try to find They checked for termites before they bought the house.
check in enter a hospital, hotel etc. They need to check in before noon.
check into + enter a hospital, hotel etc. They checked into the hotel at 11:00 AM.
check into + investigate, look for (often through a service) We are checking into discount flights to London.
check * off + make a mark next to (an item on a list) Check each name off the list.
check on + make sure something is OK Let's check on the baby again before we go to sleep.
check * out + investigate, take a look at He checked out the new restaurant down the street.
check out leave a hotel, hospital It's already eleven. We need to check out.
check out of + leave a hotel, hospital We checked out of the hotel before ten.
check * over + closely examine the condition of something He checked over the old car to see if it was worth buying.
check up on + investigate someone or something The police are checking up on the bomb threats.
check * through send luggage through (to a destination) Your luggage will be checked through to Paris.
check with + ask a person for confirmation He needs to check with his parents before he goes.

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