check out


General English

  • phrasal verb to take luggage out of safe keeping
  • phrasal verb to see if something is all right


  • phrasal verb to go through a checkout and pay for the goods bought


  • phrasal verb to leave and pay for a room

Information & Library Science

  • verb to record the loan of something


  • verb to die. The notion of leaving a hotel or motel has been carried over into an eternal context. An old euphemism in American English which is now international.