double-book(redirected from double-booked)
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tr.v. dou·ble-booked, dou·lbe-book·ing, dou·ble-books
1. To overbook (an airline flight, for example).
2. To make two reservations for (a seat or hotel room, for example) in order to be certain of obtaining one.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. to book (two spaces or services) when only one of them can be used
2. (of a company) to reserve (spaces or services) for more than one customer's use at the same time
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to make two reservations for (a hotel room, etc.) so as to be certain of obtaining at least one.
2. to overbook.v.i.
3. to make double reservations.
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Past participle: double-booked
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
double-book[ˌdʌblˈbʊk] VT I was double-booked (in diary of engagements) → tenía dos compromisos para la misma hora
we found the room had been double-booked → encontramos que habían reservado la habitación para dos parejas distintas
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