check against

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "check against":
present tense I/you/we/they check against he/she/it checks against present participle checking against past tense checked against past participle checked against
check something against something to find out whether information is accurate or useful by comparing it with other information

The police are checking his fingerprints against their database.


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  • Check — (ch[e^]k), n. [OE. chek, OF. eschec, F. [ e]chec, a stop, hindrance, orig. check in the game of chess, pl. [ e]checs chess, through Ar., fr. Pers. sh[=a]h king. See {Shah}, and cf. {Checkmate}, {Chess}, {Checker}.] 1. (Chess) A word of warning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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