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ˌdə-bəl-ˈchek How to pronounce double-check (audio)
double-checked; double-checking; double-checks

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to make a double check

double check

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

Examples of double-check in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Make sure to double-check the schedule to make sure your favorite attraction isn’t out of commission. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2024 Over the next two-and-a-half weeks, the lead changed at least six times, as more mail-in ballots arrived and rejected ballots that had signature issues were double-checked with the voter. Harriet Blair Rowan, The Mercury News, 7 Apr. 2024 The sale runs through March 28, and applies to select departures through the end of the year, so now’s the time to double-check your passport expiration date and get to packing! Kyler Alvord, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Mar. 2024 Always double-check URLs and email addresses for authenticity, and never share your private keys or recovery phrases with anyone. Maria Williams, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2024 Most foot peels can be left on for between 45 and 90 minutes, but always double-check the manufacturer's instructions before adding or subtracting time. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 14 Mar. 2024 Finally, double-check that all devices are on the same Wi-Fi connection. Abby Ferguson, Popular Science, 13 Mar. 2024 Additionally, Chow says to always double-check that the capacity can hold the weight of an adult, as many small accent chairs are made for children and thus have a lesser weight capacity. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Mar. 2024 The next generative AI could be used to double-check the first and double-check the second. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


1944, in the meaning defined at transitive sense


1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double-check was in 1944

Dictionary Entries Near double-check

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Cite this Entry

“Double-check.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: to make a careful check (as for accuracy) of something already checked
double check noun
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