The word ‘check‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to examine and to select an option.
- I’ve got 45 exam papers to check tonight. (examine)
- Please check the box if you want vegetarian food. (select an option)
Check is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is checked.
phrasal verbs with check
Phrasal verbs with ‘check’ include:
- check in
meaning – register yourself at an airport or hotel
example – My friends have already checked in for the flight, I’m still in the queue.
- check off
meaning – mark something as being done
example – The teacher checked off all the kids on the bus, but one was missing.
- check out
meaning – leave a hotel or investigate something
example – We checked out 2 hours late and had to pay a fine.
- check over
meaning – examine something carefully
example – My solicitor is checking over the contract as we speak.
- check up on
meaning – see if someone is ok
example – Don’t forget to check up on grandma, she wasn’t feeling great yesterday.
picture phrasal verbs with check
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘check’ in more detail and see some examples in use.