[ duhb-uh l-klik ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈklɪk /
verb (used without object)
to click a mouse button twice in rapid succession, as to open a program or select a file: Double-click on the desktop icon.
verb (used with object)
to double-click (a mouse button) or double-click (a program, file, etc.)
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Origin of double‐click
Related formsdouble click, noun
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