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Definition of: CHECKS

checks
Slow the growth or development of;
Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "
Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition;
An appraisal of the state of affairs;
Make an examination or investigation;
Additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct;
Develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control;
Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;
The bill in a restaurant;
A mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.;
A written order directing a bank to pay money;
The state of inactivity following an interruption;
The act of inspecting or verifying;
Mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on