Talk:check out

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Another meaning[edit]

"If this checks out OK, I'll sign up tomorrow". This idiomatic use seems not to have been included as yet. __meco 08:49, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Another, another meaning[edit]

I heard it used like this on TV: "I've got two weeks to go in this job before I quit. I've completely checked out." I think it means he/she doesn't care anymore. Tooironic 12:18, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

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check out[edit]


1. (intransitive) To pay the bill, and record one's departure, as from a hotel.

Be sure to check out before noon.

redundant to

3. (intransitive) To confirm and pay for goods and services at a facility (e.g.: supermarket, online store, hotel) when leaving.


9. (idiomatic, slang, as imperative) Used to draw attention to something and stimulate excitement about it.

Check it out! Best prices in town.
Check this out! They just arrested the Mayor!
When you're there, check out the Cheddar Cheese Museum! It's a hoot!
Check us out on the Web at!

redundant to

7. (transitive) To examine, inspect, look at closely, ogle; to investigate.

He was hanging out at the beach, checking out the young women in bikinis.
He checked out the rumor, and managed to verify that it was true.

​—msh210 18:17, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

I couldn't agree more. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:54, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Yep, the two pairs should each be merged somehow. Equinox 20:09, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Merged. Thank you, gentlemen.​—msh210 18:24, 11 June 2010 (UTC)