What is the Meaning of CHECK OUT?
to stop at the front desk, or cash register of a hotel, library, or large store so they can finalize your transactions
- When we checked out, we saw that the hotel had billed us $150 for phone calls!
- You can check out 20 books from the library each week.
- Can I pay for my cosmetics here or do I need to check out at the front?
Note: In stores, this is commonly used as a noun. (e.g., You will have to take your cosmetics to the front checkout.)
check s.o./s.t. out
check out s.o./s.t.
get more information, or to look at someone or something, especially so that you can form an opinion
Sometimes this phrasal verb is used in a very informal way. See examples 3 and 4.
- The loans officer said, “We will check out your credit history and if there are no problems with it, then we can finalize your loan next week.”
- I think you should check out the facts before you repeat that story.
- Check out these muscles.
- There are three new guys in our class. I’m going to go and check them out.
|present participle:||CHECKING OUT|
|past participle:||CHECKED OUT|