(third-person singular simple present checks out, present participle checking out, simple past and past participle checked out)
- (intransitive) To confirm and pay for goods and services at a facility (e.g.: supermarket, online store, hotel) when leaving.
- Be sure to check out of the hotel before noon.
- I'm done shopping, so I'll go check out now.
- To withdraw (an item), as from a library, and have the withdrawal recorded.
- He checked his favorite mystery out for the twenty-third time.
- To record (someone) as leaving the premises or as taking something therefrom, as from a library or shop.
- The desk clerk checked out the family that had been staying in room 322.
- The library assistant was checking people out.
- 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.
- 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 http://en.wiktionary.org!
- (computer science): To obtain source code from a repository.
- (intransitive) To become disinterested in an activity and cease to participate in more than a perfunctory manner; to become uncooperative.
- (intransitive) To become catatonic or otherwise nonresponsive.
- (intransitive) To leave in a hurry.
- (intransitive, euphemistic, by extension) To die.
- (intransitive) To prove (after an investigation) to be the case / in order.
- The first two leads check out; I'll assume the third one is also valid.
- Their stories checked out.