Definition of double take noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


double take

BrE BrE//ˌdʌbl ˈteɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʌbl ˈteɪk//
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if you do a double take, you wait for a moment before you react to something that has happened, because it is very surprising
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: double take