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What does the "checking out " in the sentence mean? Thank you! The context is :Throughout all this the tubeworms and clams and other life forms adhering to deep ocean vents undoubtedly went on as if nothing were amiss, but all other life on Earth probably came as close as it ever has to checking out entirely. Thank you in advance.
Jul 9, 2019 3:20 PM
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It's a slang way of saying 'to die'!
July 10, 2019
It basically means to have an end
July 9, 2019
Thank you Jacob.
July 10, 2019
“Checking out” in this context means to have an end. Kind of like “all other life on earth” is leaving existence.
July 9, 2019
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