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double down

[ duhb-uhl doun ]
/ ˈdʌb əl ˈdaʊn /
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verb
Cards. (in blackjack) to double an initial bet, on the condition that one can be dealt only one more card: Will you double down and beat the dealer?
to increase one’s efforts or hold to a position or opinion, especially when vulnerable or taking a risk: He has continued to defend his controversial interpretation of the document, doubling down on what he sees as the truth.
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Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
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