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double take

noun uk   informal us  
do a double take to look at someone or something and then look again because you suddenly recognize him, her, or it or notice that something unusual is happening: I did a double take - I couldn't believe it was her.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
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