Simple Definition of double take
: an act of quickly looking at something that is surprising or unusual a second time after looking at it a moment earlier
Full Definition of double take
: a delayed reaction to a surprising or significant situation after an initial failure to notice anything unusual —usually used in the phrase do a double take
Examples of double take in a sentence
His parents did a double take when he came home with a tattoo.
First Known Use of double take
Rhymes with double take
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