check (v.) 2
restrain, stop, hold back
3H6 I.iv.151 [Northumberland to all] hardly can I check my eyes from tears
KL I.i.150 [Kent to Lear] check / This hideous rashness
Sonn 15.6 [] I perceive that men as plants increase, / Cheered and checked even by the selfsame sky
Sonn 5.7 [] Sap checked with frost and lusty leaves quite gone

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