Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1(restrain)(enemy advance) frenar(anger/impulse/tears) contener(anger/impulse/tears) controlar
- Seafarers believe that the Government has to take drastic steps to check the flow of workers from Indian ships to foreign vessels.
- There is no one who can stop or check the world's only superpower.
- He wanted to check the bleeding, but he knew better than to stop applying pressure.
- The spread of the disease can be checked to a large extent if infected persons are not allowed to come into contact with others and if steps are taken to prevent the contamination of water and food.
- As water gushes down, its speed should be checked, slowly halted and made to glide and then its absorption should be facilitated.
- With an increasing number of positive people coming out together to improve their quality of life, the frightening rapidity of the disease can perhaps be checked.
- The enemy would be checked by a series of hinterland fortifications while the field army closed in.
- Since then, the general level has been more stable, though very high, but as fast as one type of crime is checked another type increases.
- Even the greatest obstacles, whether of language or customs or religion, have not been able to check that triumphal progress.
- But there have been no stringent checks of diesel quality to check emission levels as in the West, he says.
- City are out to underline their promotion credentials to a national audience tomorrow by checking Hartlepool United's runaway progress to the Division Three title.
- Although the Swedes were far from defeated, their seemingly unstoppable progress had been checked.
- The campaign is a reflection of the government's intention to substitute domestic products for imported products and thereby to check the flow of imports from other Member States.
- In England, fertility was checked by the late seventeenth-century increase in the age at which women married and in the proportion of both sexes who never married.
- What can the police do to check the increase in violence?
- In the aftermath of the Revolution, the Founders had struggled to construct a government that would check the rise of extreme elements, whether religious or secular.
- People must be aware of the nature of the disease, the symptoms, the way in which it is to be checked and the method of controlling transmission.
- Thus it is clear that if governments are determined to curb communal violence it can be effectively checked.
- The electoral parties have a task to curb, check and eliminate communalism.
- If terrorism is to be checked, the ground that breeds it must not be watered.
- Athene intervenes to check his urge to kill Agamemnon on the spot, and he withdraws in a sulk from the fighting.
- Kate licked her lips and tried to check her anger.
- Marcus remained silent while his temple pulsed and he checked his anger.
- Ann couldn't check a half-cry of laughter as she said, ‘How kind of you to remember my existence’.
- He seems incapable of checking his rage and increasingly bent on causing real harm to others.
- From here on, reaction stiffened, although checked by the ministry for some years.
- We must check our urge to impose our opinions on what Jack goes through, because as with all art, what it means depends on how you look at it.
- Hurriedly Violet checked the laugh bubbling up in her throat and asked Alice for her opinion.
- I was startled when Cassie described almost smashing a vase over Brian's head because he was irritating her, but she successfully checked her violent reaction.
- She checked her desire to glare and instead greeted them warmly.
2.1(inspect)(passport/ticket) revisar(passport/ticket) controlar(passport/ticket) checar Mexico(machine/product) inspeccionar(quality) controlar(temperature/pressure/volume) comprobar(temperature/pressure/volume) chequear(temperature/pressure/volume) checar Mexico(emails) chequear(emails) revisar(emails) checar Mexicoto check sth for sth
I'm just going to check my emails — solo voy a chequear mi correo electrónico
- check the material for flaws
- check your local branch for information
- Dermatologists often check the mouth to determine a skin diagnosis or detect sexually transmitted diseases.
- It is a good idea to have your contractor or consultant check the health and quality of the trees when they arrive on site.
- He is alert, listens carefully to question after question and scans his answers as if to check them for accuracy.
- He added that estate agents had no responsibility for checking the condition properties are left in.
- No formal risk assessment had ever been carried out on river walks by the teachers and they had not checked the weather conditions prior to the activity.
- We do all our best to maintain accuracy and to check details wherever possible, but we cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies which may arise.
- In fact, I gave the book to my father to check it for accuracy.
- However a hydrologist would need to visit the island to check the volume and quality of water in the caves first.
- As data is collected, the weather officer checks it for accuracy and sends it to the center through satellite downlink every 30 seconds.
- He has personally vetted them, checking them for technical quality, even spent time on the phone with producers.
- Injuries are scored with the 1990 revision of the abbreviated injury scale, and all scoring is checked centrally to ensure accuracy and consistency.
- Pregnant females were checked daily for the presence of a litter, so the age of all animals and specimens is known to within 1 day.
- Files are checked for image quality, size and layout (but not necessarily color).
- When completed, a random sample of returned questionnaires was checked to ensure accuracy of data entry.
- A second native-speaker of each target language checked each translation for accuracy.
- It is therefore very important that that you check the forms for accuracy and notify your custodian of any discrepancies.
- In this way the operator can check field conditions before irrigation.
- Then the muscles are checked to determine whether the substance has had any negative effect.
- The research was inspired after nightclubs in South America started asking for mobiles to be checked at the door - and it turned out that a large number of them were fake.
- A welcome hiatus in proceedings gives me a chance to check my emails.
2.2(verify)(facts/information) comprobar(facts/information) verificar(facts/information) chequear(facts/information) checar Mexico(accounts/bill) revisar(accounts/bill) comprobarto check sth against sth — cotejar / chequear algo con algo
let me check my diary/list — déjame chequearlo en mi agenda/lista
- he checked the copy against the original
- check that it's closed
- did you check when they're arriving?
- check whether the mail's arrived
- check the meaning/spelling in the dictionary — verifica / comprueba el significado/la ortografía en el diccionario
- His raids followed the pattern of ringing the door bell to check no-one was home, then going around to the back of the property and forcing a window.
- He checked a clock next to the bed. 3: 23.
- She checked the hallway and determined it was empty.
- Then I checked my own booking confirmation for New York.
- Availability of places at the new nursery can be checked by calling Jo Short.
- The first step is to check the terms and conditions of your existing mortgage.
- She went down the row of doors methodically checking each one.
- Team captains should check their Campus Rec web pages for the dates, times and locations of their captain's meeting.
- The following information I am providing can be confirmed and checked by simple credit/background checks.
- So many pet lovers complain when motorists knock over their pets and don't have the common decency to stop and check if the animal is all right.
- For information about broadcast times and availability, check the Market Journal program schedule.
- Never reveal details over the telephone without checking or establishing the caller's identity, and never disclose online passwords or card PINs.
- She opened the door to check no-one was about to walk in on them.
- That was when I discovered he'd really come back to check that Harry had come home and was safe.
- The board can also require the offender to be subject to electronic monitoring to check compliance with these conditions.
- Second, income tax records must be checked to verify that these vendors have been submitting returns and paying taxes.
- The journey was made more difficult by the fact that he kept glancing back in the rear view mirror to check that Emma was still following.
- It is more important than ever these days to check the terms and conditions on new cards before signing on the dotted line.
- Before placing the electrodes on a patient, a nurse should check that the expiration date on the package has not passed.
- Louise looked around hurriedly, checking to make sure that Nurse Sommers was, indeed, gone.
3(chess)dar jaque (al rey)
- Remember: when you check a King with your Rook, you always like to have as much distance between your Rook and the enemy King as possible.
- The best way is to check your opponent's King with the obstructing piece, which forces a response.
- If you intend to check the enemy King, try to put as much distance between your Rook and his King as possible.
- The White Knight is checking the Black King, attacking the Black Queen, and also attacking both Black Rooks.
4.1(deposit)(in cloakroom) dejar en el guardarropa(in baggage office) dejar en consigna(in baggage office) depositar en consigna formal
(register)(baggage) facturar(baggage) chequear Latin America
5US(mark)marcarhacer un tic enhacer una palomita en Mexico informalponer un visto en Spain
1(verify, make sure)comprobarverificarchequearchecar Mexicojust checking! — solo me quería asegurar
2US(tally)to check with sth — coincidir / concordar con algo
3(stop)(person/horse) pararse de repente(person/horse) pararse en seco
1(stop, restraint)control masculinefreno masculineto put a check on sth — frenar algo
- to put a check to sth — impedir algo
- I fully agree with you, though, that the unelected Eurocrats in Brussels need to be subject to democratic checks and controls sooner rather than later!
- The reason there are prosecutions proceeding is that the statutory checks and controls on that situation cannot be exercised.
- The problem is the lack of checks and controls on this system.
- The group degenerated into a bunch of randomly run fiefdoms, with octogenarians on the boards and no modern management systems, checks, or controls.
- In his attempt to place checks and restraints on the power of the senators, he had the near total support of the public Assembly.
- Instead, workers make decisions working with minimal checks and controls.
- The company said it was calling in outside investigators to examine its internal system of checks and controls.
- The politicians, taking a page from the DC Republicans' playbook, want to take full control of the state with no checks, no balances.
- Unlike the modern police state, to which it is often compared, Venice feared power and surrounded it with checks and deterrents.
- He also raised the issue of greater restrictions and checks being placed on people who are granted visas to work in this country.
- Nowhere were the demands imposed by social superiors subject to any significant restrictions or checks.
- What checks are there to the representatives of the people's will indulging in the worst appetites of the people's will, even if for the best reasons?
- What was lost during the era was his expectation that ecologists within government would act as a check on the worst excesses of administrators.
- With the media supporting him and gleefully reporting on leaked information about the investigation, there was no effective check on his abuse of power.
- One of the press's most important functions is to serve as a check on government.
- Both writers describe natural, divine and civil checks upon the power of the sovereign who must respect the natural dominion of his subjects.
- The check to expansion is sharp and is intensified by the excesses inevitably associated with periods of over-rapid expansion.
- The first serious check to the spread of Arabic took place in the ninth century.
- He shows that a slab of the oceanic lithosphere beneath the west coast of America is sinking, almost without check, through the Earth's upper mantle and down into the lower mantle.
- In the institution of the central bank, the government has the ultimate tool to permit its profligacy to continue without check and without regard to the future.
- The key phrase in the argument is if there were no impediments or checks to population growth.
- A check to the growth of the population would do great harm.
- to put a check to sth — impedir algo
2.1(inspection)(of passport, documents) control masculine(of passport, documents) revisión feminine(of work) examen masculine(of work) revisión feminine(of machine, product) inspección feminine
- Tests and quality checks must be carried out before the satellite can be used, but the launch will be on schedule, he said.
- The mark is only awarded to organisations that pass regular quality checks.
- We would recommend that all elderly drivers have regular health checks.
- Since the tragedy, the world's only fleet of supersonic jets has undergone safety modifications, rigorous checks and numerous test flights.
- As part of your antenatal care, you'll be offered a range of checks, tests and assessments to monitor you and your developing baby.
- The Council said today the couple had passed checks and examinations to national standards to become foster carers.
- The council has a legal duty to do safety checks to gas appliances in its rented homes at least every 12 months.
- We must provide more doctors, nurses and hospital beds, more NHS dentists, free personal care for the elderly and free prescriptions, eye tests and dental checks for all.
- She was admitted to Leeds General Infirmary where doctors ran a series of tests, including checks for CJD, before they were able to diagnose her.
- Take-off was delayed for around 90 minutes while engineers carried out safety checks and tested the brakes.
- There are on average 16 separate checks and tests carried out on every boiler service.
- The agency said it was unclear how the fish died though the tests would include checks for pollutants.
- Currently no formal driving test or health check is needed before a person can get behind the wheel of a motorised scooter.
- We have always set noise levels to those decided by Environmental Health and we do regular noise checks to make sure that we stick to those.
- Let's face it, most landscapers are not going to do a thorough criminal background check on their help.
- A routine background check revealed that his student visa had expired.
- Now checks at airports around the world are routine, costly and time-consuming.
- A check had revealed that the council owned 14,000 commercial properties, including many shops.
- Further checks revealed that all their cylinders were contaminated, so the dive was aborted.
- I gave myself a last check in the mirror and was satisfied with my appearance.
2.2(of facts, information)verificación feminineI'll have a check to see if there is enough — verificaré / veré si hay suficiente
3(in chess)jaque masculineto be in check — estar en jaque
- to put sb in check — darle jaque a algn
- A move that is neither a capture, a check nor a direct attack.
- The idea of blocking checks by using the pawn as cover is a big one, and Black must do his best to avoid this pitfall.
- The idea is to use the Rook to shelter its King from upcoming checks.
- In this case, when the stronger side defends his king from checks with a queen interference, a counter-check is less probable.
- Can I now just force checkmate with a sequence of checks?
- to put sb in check — darle jaque a algn
4British chequeFinancecheque masculinetalón masculine Spainto pay by check — pagar con cheque
- a check for $50 — un cheque de 50 dólares / por valor de 50 dólares
- open/crossed cheque — cheque al portador/cheque cruzado
- blank check — cheque en blanco
- (to give sb) a blank check — (darle a algn) carta blanca
- they gave me a blank check to do whatever I pleased — me dieron carta blanca para hacer lo que quisiera
- a check for $50 — un cheque de 50 dólares / por valor de 50 dólares
5US(restaurant bill)cuenta feminineadición feminine River Plate
- Geoff looked at the check, threw some bills on the table, and taking her hand led her from the restaurant.
- We got our bill, paid the check, and made our way enthusiastically to Billy's Bakery.
- This software can analyze a restaurant's checks and produce reports on what wines are ordered with what entrées.
- When you return to your table, you pay your check and leave the restaurant without telling the manager about your sickness.
- And soon one cup of coffee morphed into two and three before we finally stood up to pay the check and leave the restaurant.
- Justin called for the check and signed the bill before he tied the blindfold around Alex's head.
- Ben took the check up to the counter, since the waiter had never returned, while the two women went into the parking lot.
- Can we have the check please?
- I got the check and resisted the urge to eat dessert.
- Any meal at a Roman restaurant that takes less than two hours is an exercise in rapidity; even the simple act of getting the check can seem agonizingly prolonged for first-time American visitors.
6(receipt, counterfoil)ticket masculineresguardo masculine Spaintiquete masculine Colombia
7US(tick)marca femininetic masculinevisto masculine Spainpalomita feminine Mexico informal
- As she worked her way down the list, Jordan put checks by all the items that the company is already doing.
- Those are all checks in the plus column, but frankly, his material was lacking.
2US informal(expressing affirmation, confirmation)¡sí, señor!
1(cloth)tela a cuadros femininetela de cuadros feminine
- Use chintz, damask and toiles along with classic stripes, checks and textured plain fabrics.
- Perhaps she likes 80s inspired punk fabrics, or checks or gingham or something else all together.
- The shirt range consists of solids in twills, poplins, structures, linens and checks.
- While last fall emphasized on simplicity, leather and denim, this fall is about checks, tweed and denim (again).
- My mother wore his houndstooth check to amble through the launderettes with Marietta.
- It takes some acting craft for him to pull off the feat of wearing the outlandish sweater vests, garish checks and plaids without ever seeming as if he was wearing a costume.
- Terminology has always been a challenge - one designer may describe a fabric as a gingham, the next a check.
- Radiant with warm colours, cashmere and floral designs are combined with traditional English fabrics such as tweeds and checks.
- Everywhere she looked there were checks and chintz, ruffles and fringes.
- Her coats featured jewel encrusted collars and belts, also made in tweed and checks.
- The comforter is bound on three side and reverses to a gingham check for a change when you want something different.
- What happens when you throw checks and plaid into the mix?
- And yet they made those wonderful clothes for other people - tweeds, cords, mohairs, checks, tartans.
- Plaids and checks are generally harder to mix and match with one another, and tend to be associated with more conservative and classier looks.
- The tailoring is classic and structured and the subtle pinstripes and tonal coloured checks feature soft detailing.
- Blended checks, speckled materials and colourful herringbones amid reversible two colour fabrics all make impact.
- I was, I recall, wearing a brand-new linen suit in a rather dashing hound's-tooth check.
- This year, ancient Italian men are wearing generously cut worsted suits, either with waistcoat or cardigan, in natural earth colours with muted checks.
- They vary from simple patterns, such as alternating checks, triangles, or diamonds, to complex combined motifs.
- Bigger checks give an illusion of volume and suit thinner men while guys with heavier build look great in stripes, smaller checks etc.
- He was wearing a dark shirt with white checks and dark trousers.
- Patterns ranged from small ginghams to windowpane checks to colorful mid-sized madras plaids.
- He was wearing a dark shirt with blue checks, dark trousers and black shoes.
- Gingham is a lightweight, washable, stout fabric that is woven in checks, plaids or stripes.
- As the days go by, a preference for small checks and hound's-tooth jackets emerges.
- Wear it over a crewneck sweater or button-down shirt, which would look especially great if it featured a beige pattern like stripes, checks or windowpane.
- For boys, you really can't go wrong with a pair of dark jeans, a sporty T-shirt or a retro lumberjack shirt in jazzy checks and a fleece.
- It's easier to select a necktie to go with a plain blue shirt than one with checks or stripes.
- The loud checks of his ample suit made the bookies appear attired for a funeral.
- For winter, the best bet is a cozy scarf with the classic check, which comes in a number of colors.
- If you're looking for trendy patterns, go for paisley, floral, plaid, checks, and herringbone.
- Intense colours, pinstripes and trendy glen checks are all found on soft micro fibre fabrics.
- Blazers in other colours look better as do sports jackets with small checks.
- Katy knew that shirt, soft cotton with red and blue checks.
- Sitting along the back headrest of an eggshell-colored imperial convertible was Althea in a silk dress with red and blue checks and a white orchid at her shoulder.
- The shop also stocks the stylish Daks sports jacket in spring's light yellow with blue checks to complement the blue trousers.
- Unusual prints and patterns in suits and sweater sets, for career or leisure, were brought alive by a colorful mix of stripes, checks and plaids.
1(jacket/shirt) (before noun) a cuadros(jacket/shirt) (before noun) de cuadros
- But there's something youthful about him and it isn't just his Beatle cut and jazzy check shirt.
- A short grey check umbrella was lost from a bike basket on Friday, December 13.
- Mostly shot in vacant cafés with check tablecloths and the absence of daylight, this is a decidedly mixed bunch.
- What could a fabulous glamourpuss such as yourself possibly want with one of my old check shirts from five years ago?
- With a green carpet, pink and green swirly wallpaper and pink and green check curtains, everything clashed.
- I bought a rather nasty check suit in New York 15 years ago that I never wore.
- Twenty something pretty city traders in questionable chalk striped suit and check shirt combos.
- All he needed was a pair of check pants and a straw hat and he'd look like the consummate car salesman.
- The bistro is all red and white check tablecloths, jumbo pepper grinders and piped Pavarotti.
- The windows are big, letting in plenty of light, and draped with simple check curtains.
- He was wearing a green check shirt, black trousers and black shoes.
- The gunman was white, and wore a bobble-type hat, with a check padded shirt, patched jeans, a jacket and canvas rucksack.
- When last seen, he was wearing a navy blazer, a light-blue check shirt, navy trousers, and black shoes.
- He is described as white, slim, aged 20 to 25, wearing a red check shirt, blue jeans and white trainers.