double-check

verb
\ˌdə-bəl-ˈchek, ˈdə-bəl-ˌ\

Definition of double-check 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to make a double check

double check

noun

Definition of double check (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Lancaster doubled Louisville City's lead before halftime, but to see O'Connor's face walking off the pitch prompted a double check that the score hadn't flipped. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "James O'Connor is leaving LouCity but his legacy will last forever," 1 July 2018 The big Dolores-Charlotte reveal made me go back to previous episodes, just to double check: The entire time Charlotte was with Strand, that was Dolores. Jennifer Vineyard, New York Times, "‘Westworld’: Jeffrey Wright on Bernard’s Big Revelation and the Joys of Reddit Fandom," 24 June 2018 Before your trip begins, make sure your vehicle is properly maintained and always double check to make sure all cargo is secure. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Texas drivers can expect increased enforcement over Fourth of July," 29 June 2018 Of course, the schedule is subject to change, so be sure to double check with your local theatre in advance for exact showtimes. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express Schedule Is Here," 27 June 2018 Caveats: Qatar’s long-haul fleet is somewhat inconsistent, so double check the type of aircraft and the seat map on your flight to make sure the plane features the new suites. 2. Fortune, "How to Fly the World’s Best Business Class for Less Than Coach," 26 June 2018 Cooper City residents in certain neighborhoods may want to double check their water bill this month. Emily Bloch, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Cooper City neighborhoods issue wrong water bill," 3 July 2018 There's a difference between occasionally feeling the urge to double check or deep clean something and having OCD. Korin Miller, SELF, "What's the Difference Between Occasional Obsessive Thoughts and OCD?," 1 June 2018 On double checking the cleaner's work and doing the never ending laundry? Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "So, an Airbnb guest asks for a discount. Here's why you should say no," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of double-check

Verb

1944, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1953, in the meaning defined above

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double-check

verb

English Language Learners Definition of double-check

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

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