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redouble

[ ree-duhb-uhl ]
/ ri藞d蕦b 蓹l /
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verb (used with object), re路dou路bled, re路dou路bling.
verb (used without object), re路dou路bled, re路dou路bling.
noun
Bridge. the act of doubling one's opponent's double.
Fencing. an attack in a line other than that of the previous attack, made after the failure of the opponent to follow his or her parry of the previous attack with a riposte.
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Origin of redouble

From the Middle French word redoubler, dating back to 1470鈥80. See re-, double

OTHER WORDS FROM redouble

re路dou路bler, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH redouble

redouble , reduplicate
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How to use redouble in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for redouble

redouble
/ (r瑟藞d蕦bl) /

verb
to make or become much greater in intensity, number, etcto redouble one's efforts
to send back (sounds) or (of sounds) to be sent back; echo or re-echo
bridge to double (an opponent's double)
noun
the act of redoubling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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