1. To verify or examine something, such as the accuracy of a Word for the Day entry.
2. A type of bank account, from which funds can be withdrawn using paper or electronic “checks.”
3. To restrain one’s urges.
4. In hockey, a technique for controlling or stopping an opponent, typically using one’s body.
5. To place an opponent’s king in jeopardy in chess.
6. To decline to make a bet in poker.
7. A crack in a guitar or bass’s finish. Checking can result when the temperature changes. As the temperature increases or decreases, the instrument’s wooden body and neck expand or contract at a different rate than its finish, causing the finish to crack.