double-check


double-check
double-checks, double-checking, double-checked
If you double-check something, you examine or test it a second time to make sure that it is completely correct or safe.

[V n] Check and double-check spelling and punctuation...

[V that] Double-check that the ladder is secure...

[V with n] Don't believe what you are told; double-check with an independent source. [Also V]


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • double-check — (v.) 1958, from DOUBLE (Cf. double) + CHECK (Cf. check) (v.). Related: Double checked; double checking …   Etymology dictionary

  • double-check — UK US /ˌdʌblˈtʃek/ verb [I or T] ► to make completely certain something is correct or safe, usually by examining it again: »She sent an e mail reminding colleagues to double check facts in company publications. »I think the figure is €900, but I… …   Financial and business terms

  • double-check — ☆ double check [dub′ lchek΄ ] vt., vi. to check again; verify n. the act of double checking …   English World dictionary

  • double-check — v [I and T] to check something again so that you are completely sure it is correct, safe etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double-check — verb intransitive or transitive to check something for a second time so that you are certain it is right …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double-check — ► VERB ▪ check again …   English terms dictionary

  • Double check — There is also Double Check (novel), a novel in the Traces series by Malcolm Rose. a b c d e f …   Wikipedia

  • double check — noun something that checks the correctness of a previous check • Syn: ↑countercheck • Derivationally related forms: ↑double check • Hypernyms: ↑assay, ↑check * * * noun Etymolog …   Useful english dictionary

  • double-check — UK / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms double check : present tense I/you/we/they double check he/she/it double checks present participle double checking past tense double checked past participle double checked to check something for a …   English dictionary

  • double check — 1. noun a) An extra check or verification made a second time, usually with additional caution or attention. Why dont you make another double check of the house to see if there are still rats around? b) A situation in which a king is attacked by… …   Wiktionary


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