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Learn English: “check” this out

Please see below for some common and useful expressions using “check”.


Check it / this / that out

This means pay attention / take notice of the object in context:

Check it out – that’s a really good goal!”

“The website is very useful, so don’t forget to check that out.”

Check this out,” means: pay attention to this.


Check in at an airport

This refers to when you register / sign in at the airport in advance of a flight:

“Please check in at least two hours before your flight is due to depart.”


Check into a hotel / check out of a hotel

When you first arrive at a hotel for your stay, you check in. When you leave for the last time, you check out:

“Guests cannot check in before 3 p.m. on the day of arrival, and must check out before 12 noon on the day of departure.”


Supermarket checkout

The place in the supermarket where you pay for the items you want to buy:

“Please pay in cash at this checkout.”


Check on that

Check something specific within the context of the conversation:

“When will you get here?”

“Let me check on that.”



Refers to the winning position at the end of a game of chess:

“Rook to bishop three – that’s checkmate. I win!”

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