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check out

check out(
chehk
 
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to look at)
a. mirar
Check out that small dog chasing a cat!¡Mira a ese perrito persiguiendo un gato!
b. checar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Check out this video of two dogs dancing!¡Checa este video de dos perros bailando!
2. (to check)
a. verificar
Did you check out the site to make sure it's genuine?¿Verificaste el sitio web para asegurarte de que sea legítimo?
b. comprobar
I need to check out the offer to make sure it isn't a scam.Tengo que comprobar la oferta para asegurarme de que no sea una estafa.
c. investigar
The police checked out the bomb threat and it turned out to be a prank.La policía investigó la llamada de amenaza de bomba y resultó ser una broma.
d. chequear
I need to check out some of the details in their statements.Tengo que chequear algunos de los detalles en sus declaraciones.
3. (to borrow)
a. sacar
I'd like to check out these three books, please.¿Puedo sacar estos tres libros, por favor?
4. (to explore)
a. ir a ver
Why don't we check out the new mall that's just opened?¿Por qué no vamos a ver el centro comercial nuevo que acaba de abrir?
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
5. (to become verified)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. cuadrar
The statements of the witnesses don't check out. One of them is lying.Las declaraciones de los testigos no cuadran. Uno de ellos miente.
6. (to pay)
a. pagar
I realized that I had a coupon only after I checked out and left the grocery store.Me di cuenta de que tenía un cupón justo después de pagar y salir del supermercado.
7. (to leave a lodging)
a. dejar
We checked out of the hotel and took a bus downtown.Dejamos el hotel y tomamos un autobús para el centro.
b. hacer el check out
We have to check out by 9 am and be at the airport at 11 am.Tenemos que hacer el check out a las 9 am y estar en el aeropuerto a las 11 am.
8.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to die)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. estirar la pata
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Did you hear what happened to old man Charles? Dude checked out.Oíste lo que le pasó a ese viejito Charles? El tipo estiró la pata.
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check out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (investigate; person)
a. investigar
2. (information)
a. comprobar, verificar
b. chequear
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
c. checar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
3. (colloquial)
a. mirar, echar un ojo a (look at)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (leave hotel)
a. dejar el hotel
check out
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (of hotel) (pagar y) marcharse;of de
they packed and checked out of the hotel I was disappointed to miss Brian, who had just checked out
2 (US) (agree) cuadrar
their credentials check out sus credenciales cuadran; his alibi checks out su coartada concuerda (con los hechos)
transitive verb
1 (investigate)
the police had to check out the call la policía tuvo que investigar la llamada
let's check him out on the computer I think we should go to the library and check it out
2 (confirm) [+facts, statement] comprobar; verificar
the police checked out all their statements
3 (look at) mirar
The first thing I did was glance the bar to check out the talent [girls/boys]; to see if someone really has class, always check out his shoes
check out the girl in the pink shirt! ¡mira a esa chica con la camisa rosa!
4 [+purchases] [+customer] pagar
I waited outside while she checked out the shopping
[+cashier] pasar por la caja
you can't leave until I've checked these things out I'd like to check him out of here the day after tomorrow
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