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Related to check off: in favor of, catch up, bump up, condescension
check someone or something off
to mark or cross out the name of a person or thing on a list. I am glad to see that you were able to come. I will check you off. I checked the items off. I checked off the recent arrivals.
check off somethingalso check something off
to look at a list of names or items and mark them if correct He checked off their names as the passengers got on the bus.
Mark as entered, or examined and passed, as in He checked off their names as they arrived. [Early 1800s]
To put a check mark on or next to some item on a list to indicate that it has been reviewed or completed: Don't forget to check off the task after you have completed it. As I put the groceries in the cart, I checked them off on my list.