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check off

To mark someone or something as present, verified, or completed, as on a list. A noun or pronoun can be used between "check" and "off." Checking things off my to-do list is so satisfying. Please check off each step as you do it. Don't worry, I checked you off when I took attendance.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

check off

Mark as entered, or examined and passed, as in He checked off their names as they arrived. [Early 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

check off

v.
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.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Web-based reports and downloadable electronic documents that duplicate printed annuals have become more common in recent years, and investors are now being asked in proxy statements to check off a box to receive the annual report by email instead of print.
(Only presidential candidates can qualify for public funding--paid for by the $3 box you can check off on your tax return.) In the past, this helped to level the playing field between incumbents and challengers: Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W.
When you hear a speaker use one of them, check off the appropriate block.
If they haven't completed the homework at all, they sign the "I did not do my homework" list and check off the "did not do" column.
A project team can pull appropriate modules from the computer and check off the completion of each task at the end of the deliverable.
Check off the Dance House on Vienna's list for the future.
Once the 49 architects, with the numbers 1-49 on their Armani jackets, had been assembled at one end, the nation would be on the edge of their sofas waiting for the command "Release the architects", ready to check off the the first six - plus bonus architect - to plunge into the Thames.
People who check off more than one racial group on census forms will be assigned to one category for the purpose of monitoring discrimination and enforcing civil rights laws.
Day in and out--when I focus and act on the twofold love command rather than check off defects and peccadilloes on someone else's feel-bad list--I approach God more as what I can be than what I should have been.
Individuals must be sure to check off the appropriate fees and/or dues so that their constituency group membership is renewed through this process.
If a different color jersey comes into his passing lane, he will check off to his No.
At the bottom of each time card, every employee must check off either "I did not get injured today" or "I did get injured today: Explain ..." before leaving.