double-check

verb \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈchek , ˈdə-bəl-ˌ \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of double-check

: to subject to a double check
  • data double-checked for accuracy
: to make a double check

First Known Use of double-check

1944

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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double check

noun

Definition of double check

: a careful checking to determine accuracy, condition, or progress especially of something already checked

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First Known Use of double check

1953

in the meaning defined above

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DOUBLE-CHECK Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of double-check for English Language Learners

  • : to check (something) again in order to be certain


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