double-check

verb
\ ˌdə-bəl-ˈchek How to pronounce double-check (audio) , ˈdə-bəl-ˌchek\
double-checked; double-checking; double-checks

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

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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