Redouble Re*dou"ble (r?*d?b"'l), v. t. [Pref. re- + double: cf. F. redoubler. Cf. {Reduplicate}.] 1. To double again or repeatedly; to increase by continued or repeated additions; to augment greatly; to multiply. [1913 Webster]

So they Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Contract bridge) To bid a redouble. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • redouble — [rē dub′əl] vt. redoubled, redoubling [LME redoublen < MFr redoubler: see RE & DOUBLE] 1. a) to make twice as much or twice as great b) to make much greater; intensify [redouble your efforts] …   English World dictionary

  • Redouble — Re*dou ble . An optional bid made by the side currently holding the highest bid for the contract, after the opposing side has doubled. This bid increases the score for successfully making the contract, and increases the penalties for failing. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Redouble — Re*dou ble, v. i. To become greatly or repeatedly increased; to be multiplied; to be greatly augmented; as, the noise redoubles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • redouble — (v.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. redoubler, from O.Fr. re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + doubler (see DOUBLE (Cf. double)). Related: Redoubled; redoubling …   Etymology dictionary

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  • redouble — UK [ˌriːˈdʌb(ə)l] / US [ˌrɪˈdʌb(ə)l] verb Word forms redouble : present tense I/you/we/they redouble he/she/it redoubles present participle redoubling past tense redoubled past participle redoubled redouble your efforts …   English dictionary

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