redouble

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See also: redoublé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ double.

Verb[edit]

redouble (third-person singular simple present redoubles, present participle redoubling, simple past and past participle redoubled)

  1. (transitive) To double, especially to double again; to increase considerably; to multiply; to intensify.
    Having lost sight of our objectives, we redoubled our efforts.
    • 1846, Herman Melville, Typee, ch. 10:
      Every item of intelligence appeared to redouble the astonishment of the islanders, and they gazed at us with inquiring looks.
    • 1903, "Plunder Hidden in Graves," New York Times, 21 Oct., p. 16:
      The police redoubled their efforts to capture the thieves.
  2. (bridge, backgammon) To double an opponent's doubling bid.
  3. (intransitive) To become twice as big.

Noun[edit]

redouble (plural redoubles)

  1. (bridge) An optional bid made by the side currently holding the highest bid for the contract, after the opposing side has doubled.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

redouble

  1. first-person singular present indicative of redoubler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of redoubler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of redoubler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of redoubler
  5. second-person singular imperative of redoubler

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