redouble

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verb re·dou·ble \(ˌ)rē-ˈdə-bəl\

Definition of redouble

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make twice as great in size or amount; broadly :  intensify, strengthen

  3. 2 a obsolete :  to echo back b archaic :  repeat

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to become redoubled

  6. 2 archaic :  resound

  7. 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.

15th Century

First Known Use of redouble

15th century


REDOUBLE Defined for English Language Learners

redouble

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verb re·dou·ble \(ˌ)rē-ˈdə-bəl\

Definition of redouble for English Language Learners

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


REDOUBLE Defined for Kids

redouble

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verb re·dou·ble \rē-ˈdə-bəl\

Definition of redouble for Students

redoubled

redoubling

  1. :  to greatly increase the size or amount of <They redoubled their efforts.>



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