redouble

verb re·dou·ble \ (ˌ)rē-ˈdə-bəl \
|Updated on: 7 Aug 2018

Definition of redouble

redoubled; redoubling; redoubles
1 : to make twice as great in size or amount; broadly : intensify, strengthen
2 a obsolete : to echo back
b archaic : repeat
1 : to become redoubled
2 archaic : resound
3 : to double an opponent's double in bridge

redouble

noun

Examples of redouble in a Sentence

  1. They redoubled their efforts to finish the work on time.

  2. Their efforts to finish the work redoubled as the deadline drew near.

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First Known Use of redouble

15th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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Definition of redouble for English Language Learners

  • : to greatly increase the size or amount of (something)


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redouble

verb re·dou·ble \ rē-ˈdə-bəl \

Definition of redouble for Students

redoubled; redoubling
: to greatly increase the size or amount of
  • They redoubled their efforts.


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