double down

verb

Definition of double down

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to double the original bid in blackjack in exchange for only one more card

  3. 2 :  to become more tenacious, zealous, or resolute in a position or undertaking the administration needs to double down on the call for political reform — Washington Post

1949

First Known Use of double down

1949


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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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