Check Out

How to Conjugate Check Out

  • Infinitive: Check Out
  • Present Tense: Check Out/ Checks Out
  • -ing Form: Checking Out
  • Past Tense: Checked Out
  • Past Participle: Checked Out
Check Out is a separable phrasal verb and has 5 definitions.

Definitions of Check Out:

1. To leave a hotel or other form of an accommodation after your stay there.
[Noun] {Checkout} Refers to the official time you vacate a hotel room or other form of an accommodation.

Examples: Hotel guests usually have to check out by 2 P.M.
The hostel will store our luggage after we check out, since our flight doesn’t leave until this evening.
Excuse me, what time is checkout?

2. To carefully inspect a person, place or an object to learn more information.

Examples: Building Inspectors check out the infrastructure of homes and offices to insure they meet city guidelines.
The cashier checked out the $100 bill in the light to make sure it was real.

3. To pay for your items before leaving the store.
[Part adj.] {Check-out} Describes the area or place to pay for your items.

Examples: Let’s hurry to check out before a line starts to form.
I prefer the cashiers to check me out instead of using the automated machines.
Is there another check-out line?

4. To no longer pay attention or listen.

Examples: He checked out in the middle of the meeting.
If you don’t go in there with a solid pitch, the investors will check out and we’ll lose the deal.

5. To go to sleep or to die.

Examples: The old man checked out in his sleep last night.
It’s been a long day, so I think I’m going to check out early tonight.

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