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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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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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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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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 tremendous advantage is that it would solve the October renewal problem, because you have to send it on June 1st with the old renewal numbers, checking off a box that says it will change, and then the change has to be explained to the tenant.
You can do it all by checking off the box on the enclosed form and joining our new automatic renewal program.
We write it down and follow it closely, checking off each special team or situation as it is covered.
AICPA members will indicate compliance with the CPE requirements simply by checking off the appropriate section on the annual dues statement.
The intelligent field-based Helpers display images of spinal areas and enable chiropractors to write sentences visually by checking off detail boxes alongside the vertebrae in a selected area.
The Q Series offers a suite of tools specifically designed to make system configuration -- from analog modules through to Ethernet communications -- as easy as checking off a list.