checking meaning

  • NounPLcheckingsSUF-ing
    1. (ice hockey) The act of physically keeping an opposing player in check.
      1. INF A checking account.
        1. Withdraw $5000 from checking and put it into savings.
    2. Verb
      1. present participle of check.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • He was hanging out at the beach, checking out the young women in bikinis.
          • A Texan study earlier this year linked phone use and emotional instability, claiming that “incessant” checking acts as a pacifier, a distraction from the rubbishness of modern life.
          • My boss never lets me get on with my work. He's always breathing down my neck and checking up on me.

      Meaning of checking for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "checking" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Present participles
          Difficultness: Level 3
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 1
          Definite    ➨     Versatile
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          1. en checkings
          2. en checking in
          3. en checking out
          4. en checking over
          5. en checking account
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