[che-kah] /ˈtʃɛ kɑ/
(in the Soviet Union) the state secret-police organization (1917–22), succeeded by the GPU.
(Russian history) the secret police set up in 1917 by the Bolshevik government: reorganized in the Soviet Union in Dec 1922 as the GPU
early Soviet secret police, 1921, from Russian initials of Chrezvychainaya Komissiya “Extraordinary Commission (for Combating Counter-Revolution);” set up 1917, superseded 1922 by G.P.U.
[che-joo] /ˈtʃɛˈdʒu/ noun 1. Formerly Quelpart. an island S of and belonging to South Korea. 718 sq. mi. (1860 sq. km). 2. a city on and the capital of this island, on the N coast. /ˈtʃɛˈdʒuː/ noun 1. a volcanic island in the N East China Sea, southwest of Korea: constitutes a province (Cheju-do) of […]
[che-kyang; Chinese juh-gyahng] /ˈtʃɛˈkyæŋ; Chinese ˈdʒʌˈgyɑŋ/ noun 1. Older Spelling. . /ˈtʃɛˈkjæŋ; -kaɪˈæŋ/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Zhejiang
[che-koh-vee-uh n, -kaw-fee-, -kof-ee-; chek-aw-fee-uh n, -of-ee-] /tʃɛˈkoʊ vi ən, -ˈkɔ fi-, -ˈkɒf i-; ˈtʃɛk ɔ fi ən, -ɒf i-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Anton Chekhov or his writings, especially as they are evocative of a mood of introspection and frustration.
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