origin: Inuit; ᐃᒃᑦᓱᐊᕐᐳᒃ.
Sort of like constantly refreshing your browser to check for the arrival of an email or a dog checking out every single person who leaves a store to see if that's their person -- a specific excitement, creating a pleasantly nervous anxiety; anticipation that causes one to repeatedly check/confirm/seek.
He/She/It's coming! Are they here yet? Are they here yet?!
Considering the origin of the word, I suppose it would be hard for someone to see a white igloo, on white snow, possibly in a snowstorm. So, checking in the Arctic may be practical as well as frenetic!