to be found to be true or acceptable after being examined The local police found her story didn't check out.
to pay your bill and leave a hotel, etc. Guests should check out of their rooms by noon. I'm sorry, they aren't here. They checked out this morning. related noun checkout (2)
- 1to find out if something is correct, or if somebody is acceptable The police are checking out his alibi. We'll have to check him out before we employ him.
- 2(informal) to look at or examine a person or thing that seems interesting or attractive Check out the prices at our new store! Hey, check out that car!