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double check

A careful reinspection or reexamination to assure accuracy or proper condition; verification.

dou′ble-check′ v.


to check twice or again; verify
1. a second examination or verification
2. (Chess & Draughts) chess a simultaneous check from two pieces brought about by moving one piece to give check and thereby revealing a second check from another piece


v.t., v.i.
1. to check again, as to verify; recheck.
2. a second examination or verification to assure accuracy, proper functioning, or the like.
[1950–55, Amer.]


Past participle: double-checked
Gerund: double-checking

I double-check
you double-check
he/she/it double-checks
we double-check
you double-check
they double-check
I double-checked
you double-checked
he/she/it double-checked
we double-checked
you double-checked
they double-checked
Present Continuous
I am double-checking
you are double-checking
he/she/it is double-checking
we are double-checking
you are double-checking
they are double-checking
Present Perfect
I have double-checked
you have double-checked
he/she/it has double-checked
we have double-checked
you have double-checked
they have double-checked
Past Continuous
I was double-checking
you were double-checking
he/she/it was double-checking
we were double-checking
you were double-checking
they were double-checking
Past Perfect
I had double-checked
you had double-checked
he/she/it had double-checked
we had double-checked
you had double-checked
they had double-checked
I will double-check
you will double-check
he/she/it will double-check
we will double-check
you will double-check
they will double-check
Future Perfect
I will have double-checked
you will have double-checked
he/she/it will have double-checked
we will have double-checked
you will have double-checked
they will have double-checked
Future Continuous
I will be double-checking
you will be double-checking
he/she/it will be double-checking
we will be double-checking
you will be double-checking
they will be double-checking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been double-checking
you have been double-checking
he/she/it has been double-checking
we have been double-checking
you have been double-checking
they have been double-checking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been double-checking
you will have been double-checking
he/she/it will have been double-checking
we will have been double-checking
you will have been double-checking
they will have been double-checking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been double-checking
you had been double-checking
he/she/it had been double-checking
we had been double-checking
you had been double-checking
they had been double-checking
I would double-check
you would double-check
he/she/it would double-check
we would double-check
you would double-check
they would double-check
Past Conditional
I would have double-checked
you would have double-checked
he/she/it would have double-checked
we would have double-checked
you would have double-checked
they would have double-checked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.double-check - check once more to be absolutely sure
insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, check, assure, control, see - be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"


A. VTvolver a comprobar, comprobar de nuevo
to double-check thatvolver a comprobar que ..., asegurarse bien de que ...
B. VIvolver a comprobar, asegurarse bien
to double-check with sbconfirmarlo con algn


[ˌdʌblˈtʃɛk] vt & viricontrollare


(ˈdabl) adjective
1. of twice the (usual) weight, size etc. A double whisky, please.
2. two of a sort together or occurring in pairs. double doors.
3. consisting of two parts or layers. a double thickness of paper; a double meaning.
4. for two people. a double bed.
1. twice. I gave her double the usual quantity.
2. in two. The coat had been folded double.
1. a double quantity. Whatever the women earn, the men earn double.
2. someone who is exactly like another. He is my father's double.
1. to (cause to) become twice as large or numerous. He doubled his income in three years; Road accidents have doubled since 1960.
2. to have two jobs or uses. This sofa doubles as a bed.
ˈdoubles noun singular
or noun plural in tennis etc, a kind of match with two players on each side. I enjoy playing doubles; (also adjective) a doubles match.
double agent
a spy paid by each of two countries hostile to each other.
double bass (beis)
a type of large stringed instrument, the largest and deepest in sound of the violin family.
ˌdouble-ˈbedded adjective
containing a double bed. a double-bedded room.
double-ˈcheck verb
to check something again. double-check the results of the experiment.
ˌdouble-ˈcross verb
to betray (someone for whom one has already arranged to do something deceitful).
ˌdouble-ˈdealing noun
cheating and deceitfulness.
cheating. You double-dealing liar!
ˌdouble-ˈdecker noun
a bus etc having two decks or levels.
a double-decker bus.
ˌdouble-ˈDutch noun
nonsense. You're talking double-Dutch!
double figures
the numbers between 10 and 99. The number of times you have been late is well into double figures.
ˌdouble-ˈquick adjective, adverb
very quick(ly). Get here double-quick / in double-quick time!
at the double
very quickly. He came up the road at the double and rushed into the house.
double back
to turn and go back the way one came. The fox doubled back and went down a hole.
double up
1. to (cause to) bend or collapse suddenly at the waist. We (were) doubled up with laughter; He received a blow in the stomach which doubled him up.
2. to join up in pairs. There weren't enough desks, so some pupils had to double up.
see double
to see two images of everything instead of only one. When I first met the twins, I thought I was seeing double, they were so alike.
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He hopes the researchers will find more colonies to double-check their findings.
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