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Difference between Check on something and Check something

check on somethingexamine or assess smth. (such as a person’s health, etc.):

  • We checked on the possibility of shipping some of our newly acquired paintings back to the States.

check something

1. examine smth. to learn whether it is correct:

  • The child should be taught how to check his spelling against that of the dictionary.

2. = check on something:

  • We’ve added a test to check the possibility of hearing damage caused by extended listening at high level.

3. cause an emotion, feeling, etc. to stop:

  • The changes that Mark Twain made indicate that he checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational work.